Author Archives: LochlinW

Blog #10: Curriculum as Numeracy

Going through school math was always my weakest subject, I really struggled with concepts and ideas presented in the form of problems and equations. As I progressed through the years I fell further and further behind in mathematics, and this led to a lot of problems for me by the time I got to grade … Continue reading Blog #10: Curriculum as Numeracy Continue reading

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Blog #9: Reading the World

A) I feel as though my upbringing was very generic and relatable to most people who live in a middle class white family. I was read the basic stories when I was young like Dr. Suess and The Giving Tree, books and stories that taught what it meant to be a better person. Once I … Continue reading Blog #9: Reading the World Continue reading

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Blog #8: Citizenship Education

When I think back to my education I often think of late elementary school up in to high school. And in this context I think they are the most relevant years of developing the kind of citizen I am. I do not really recall doing a lot of community activities in school. What I did … Continue reading Blog #8: Citizenship Education Continue reading

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Blog #7: Treaty Ed in Schools

I think that teaching treaty ed in schools is going to important no matter what, even if there are no First Nations students in the school the information that is provided with some treaty ed and First Nations knowledge is beneficial to all students not just the students who are apart of that culture. If … Continue reading Blog #7: Treaty Ed in Schools Continue reading

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Blog #6

Part 1: In this article Levin says that schools just like everything else are affected by public policies and governments, it is these governments and policies that end up deciding what will be included with in the curriculum. Many of the people within power who have the tools to change and revise the existing curriculum … Continue reading Blog #6 Continue reading

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Blog #5: Learning from Place

This weeks article ‘Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing’, talks about a research project on the Cree ideas of land, life, and the environment. The ideas discussed in this reading were centered around how the Cree people were making an attempt at decolonization and reinhabitation in order to take back … Continue reading Blog #5: Learning from Place Continue reading

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Blog #4

I believe that the idea of a good student is someone who is quiet unless being asked a question, sitting still, doing their work when it is asked of them, and they also achieve good marks. These traits that supposedly make a good student are what most people expect of all students, but it just … Continue reading Blog #4 Continue reading

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Assignment #1: Disability in the Curriculum

The topic I chose and found interesting is disability, I have decided to try and focus on disability within the curriculum. One article that I found, Disability Studies in Education: The Need for a Plurality of Perspectives on Disability by Baglieri, Susan; Valle, Jan W; Connor, David J; Gallagher, Deborah J. This article talks about … Continue reading Assignment #1: Disability in the Curriculum Continue reading

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Reading Response #2: The Tyler Rationale

Within my schooling experience the Tyler Rationale seems to be a part of the main evaluation systems in place. Everything that was taught felt like it was being taught for the sole purpose of examination, and to find out who could regurgitate the most information from class. Most of my classes only focussed on an … Continue reading Reading Response #2: The Tyler Rationale Continue reading

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Reading Response: The Problem of Common Sense

In this reading we see two approaches to schooling, each very different than the other. The writer tells of their experience trying to adjust to new customs and common practices in Nepal. From this comparison between Nepal and the United States I decided on the definition of “common-sense” to be, actions within a community or … Continue reading Reading Response: The Problem of Common Sense Continue reading

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