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ECS 210 – Digital Storytelling – Jordan Kos (Assignment 4B)

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March 16 – Blog Post

Leroy Little Bear discusses the oppressive and discrimination of teaching and refers to the math curriculum as one way which this is evident.  Little Bear writes about the singular concept as “one true god, one true answer, and one right way” (p 82), and further describes the outcome of this analysis as the result ofContinue reading “March 16 – Blog Post” Continue reading

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March 10 – Blog Post

The article, Against Common Sense:  Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice, discusses some of the typical questions and classroom discussions that surrounded the examination of typical curriculum novels.  While the stories mentioned in this article were not the literary requirements in my elementary education, books similar to these were often the required reading followed byContinue reading “March 10 – Blog Post” Continue reading

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March 2 – Blog Post

It was very interesting to learn about the three types of citizenship as outlined by Prof Capello, Prof Westheimer, and Prof Kahn.  This put into perspective, the citizenship taught in my elementary and high school.  My elementary school primarily focused on the personally responsible citizen.  As students, our focus was to be kind and respectfulContinue reading “March 2 – Blog Post” Continue reading

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Blog Post – Feb 25

1.       What is the purpose of teaching Treaty Ed (specifically) or first Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) content and Perspectives (generally) where there are few or no First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples? As the Indigenous Elders pass on to the spirit world, their stories and teachings die as well.  Traditionally, Elders passed on stories thatContinue reading “Blog Post – Feb 25” Continue reading

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Blog Post – Ben Levin

Part 1)  School curricula are developed and implemented in a variety of ways, influenced by a variety of sources.  Levin states that public policy as it is affected by the political party in government, determines most aspects of the school curriculum.  While teachers and educators do not agree that politics should play any part inContinue reading “Blog Post – Ben Levin” Continue reading

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Learning From Place

This article, ‘Learning From Place’, describes a research project centered on the Cree concepts of land, environment, and life.  The narrative demonstrates examples of how reinhabitation and decolonization occurred through the Indigenous peoples in an effort to reclaim their lands.  As described by Gruenewald, decolonizing is not just resisting dominant ideas, but it is alsoContinue reading “Learning From Place” Continue reading

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A ‘Good’ Student

Kumashiro’s explanation of the commonsense model defines a ‘good’ student as one who does what is asked, demonstrates knowledge taught in the classroom, and incorporates learned material into their conversations.  Kumashiro explains that behaving and thinking in a particular manner is necessary for students to thrive in the classroom.  A standard curriculum with clear objectivesContinue reading “A ‘Good’ Student” Continue reading

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Blog Post #3

Standardization in the Curriculum is widely used in many countries that promote excelling in academic achievements.  Countries such as Korea and Japan are known to have historically used a standardized curriculum.  Standardization in the curriculum is the implementation of a regulated curriculum made by the federal government that is executed throughout schools nationwide which haveContinue reading “Blog Post #3” Continue reading

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Tyler’s Rationale

A) the ways in which you may have experienced the Tyler rationale in your own schooling; The Tyler rationale is much different to the traditional method of teaching.  As opposed to the cyclical format of pen and paper exams focusing heavily on memorization, the Tyler rational focuses on knowledge objective learning with a prelude toContinue reading “Tyler’s Rationale” Continue reading

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