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Reading Response 10: Curriculum as Numeracy

Throughout my schooling experiences in elementary and high school, I never thought about whether or not the teaching or learning encompassed aspects that were oppressive or discriminating. I, more or less, just went to class to learn and believed that my teachers were educating us in the best way possible. However, now that my learning […] Continue reading

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Reading Response 9: Curriculum as Literacy – Lenses and Single Stories

Looking back at my own schooling experience, I realize that it taught me to “read the world” with a Eurocentric view. As a privileged, white person I didn’t see the problem in this learning. However, now I realize and understand the impact this would have had on the students who were maybe not as privileged […] Continue reading

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Reading Response 8: Citizenship in Schools

Looking back at my schooling experience, I can come to the conclusion that majority of the student body or individuals within the school community are Personally Responsible Citizens and Participatory Citizens.  In regard to Personally Responsible Citizens, students within my school community were able to be successful in fulfilling multiple responsibilities such as completing homework […] Continue reading

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Blog Post #7: Treaty Education Email Response

Thank you for reaching out. I can see how this circumstance could be challenging for you, but what a great opportunity you have to create change and influence new thinking. In this situation, I believe that reflecting on the purpose of Treaty Education in the classroom can serve as a helpful tool in creating ideas […] Continue reading

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Reading Response #6: Curriculum Policy and Politics

Part One Response: According to the Levin article, school curricula is developed and implemented through public policies. It states that policies surround almost every aspect of school from what type of schooling is provided, how it is provided, and to whom it is provided to (Levin, 2008, p. 8). By using public policies to develop […] Continue reading

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Reading Response #4 – Learning from Place

There are many instances of reinhabitation and decolonization within the article, Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing by Jean-Paul Restoule, Sheila Gruner, and Edmund Metatawabin. One of the examples of decolonization shown within this piece is the “process of creating an audio documentary regarding relations to the river and engaging […] Continue reading

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Reading Response #4 – What It Means to Be a “Good” Student

In Kumashiro’s text, the story of M showed me what it means to be a “good” student according to commonsense. He explained that M was a student who would not follow instructions, would not listen quietly, and would become restless when having to sit for long periods of time (Kumashiro, 21). In the eyes of […] Continue reading

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Critical Summary (Inclusion of LGBTQ in Curriculum)

Schools are meant to be a place where youth can go to learn and get the education that will help them become successful in the future. It is important that teachers and educators create a space where students not only feel like they belong, but also feel like they are supported and safe. For many […] Continue reading

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Reading Response #2: Curriculum Theory and Practice

After learning and reading about the Tyler rationale and curriculum as a product method, I realized that this was extremely common within my own schooling. This approach is based on providing clear guidelines of the outcomes so that educators have appropriate methods to how they teach and assess their students. My experience throughout elementary and […] Continue reading

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Reading Response #1: The Problem of Common Sense

Within Kumashiro’s The Problem of Common Sense, there were multiple examples that showcase what common sense is. While teaching in Nepal, Kumashiro was immersed into a much different life than that in America. Routine chores and activities such as meals and water schedules were extremely different, and it took time for him to adjust to this new […] Continue reading

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