Category Archives: ECS210

Social Efficiency Ideology

In this week’s reading, there was a reference to Tyler (1949) which stuck with me. He wrote, “education is a process of changing the behaviour of people. …[E]ducational objectives, then, represent the kinds of changes in behaviour that an educational institution seeks to bring about in students” (as seen in Schiro, p. 2, 2013). This … Continue reading Social Efficiency Ideology Continue reading

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Martina Leader – The Tyler Rationale

For today’s response I will be addressing the prompt: Curriculum development from a traditionalist perspective is widely used across schools in Canada and other countries. Can you think about: (a) The ways in which you may have experienced the Tyler rationale in your own schooling? (b) What are the major limitations of the Tyler rationale/what … Continue reading Martina Leader – The Tyler Rationale Continue reading

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Tyler Rationale

Experience: My experience with the Tyler rationale theory mainly occurred in my high school education. Mainly in my English and math classes, my teachers would actually put the outcomes we were working towards on our assignments. We received the content of the lesson through different forms of organization. In all of my core classes in … Continue reading Tyler Rationale Continue reading

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“The Problem with Commonsense”

In the reading of “The Problem with Commonsense”, Kumashiro describes that they thought they knew the “commonsense” until they went to teach in Nepal where everything seemed different. They thought they knew the “normal” layout of the day, but with only 1 water tap in their community in Nepal, they had really think about the … Continue reading “The Problem with Commonsense” Continue reading

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Response to: The Problem of Common Sense – Martina L.

Kumashiro roughly defines common sense as the predominantly existing ideas of the way things should be done. In this case it refers to the ways in which students should be taught and evaluated. This idea of there being a ‘common sense” way to do things limits and silences any new idea on how to do … Continue reading Response to: The Problem of Common Sense – Martina L. Continue reading

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ECS 210 – Bringing my blog back to life!

Welcome to the revival of my beloved Education blog. Here you will find mostly reflections to educational readings I do. Feel free to comment back! A little about myself: I am a third year Education student at the University of Regina with a major in Social Studies and a minor in Biology (I know, weird … Continue reading ECS 210 – Bringing my blog back to life! Continue reading

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Common Sense

How does Kumashiro define ‘common sense?’ Why is it so important to pay attention to the ‘common sense’? Kumashiro defines common sense as the standard or day-to-day knowledge of a particular group of people. Kumashiro states that our common sense may not be the same as everyone else’s, therefore it can differ depending on your … Continue reading Common Sense Continue reading

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