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January 18th – Tyler Rationale

Since the Tyler rationale is standard practice, I experienced it in the majority of my schooling thus far. It seems to be used most often in the “core” areas of study: math, English, sciences. Almost every class I can think of had exams or other rigorous forms of assessment. The only class I can think […] Continue reading

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ECS 210

Reading Response 2: Curriculum Theory and Practice (a) The ways in which you may have experience the Tyler rationale in your own schooling? (b) What are the major limitations of the Tyler rationale/what does it make impossible? (c) What are some potential benefits/what is made possible?  Be sure to refer to the assigned article in …

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Commonsense: Jan 11th

In the introduction to “The Problem of Commonsense”, Kumashiro describes experiencing a deviation from the American culture he was raised in. He defines “commonsense” as the culturally embedded normalized practices specific to a particular geographic reason. Each culture’s “commonsense” differs drastically depending on the continent or even country. It can even change based on a […] Continue reading

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ECS 210

Reading Response 1: The Problem of Common Sense… How does Kumashiro define ‘commonsense?’ Throughout this text, Kumashiro defines common sense as “what everyone should know.” It is understood as common sense because everyone knows the same information of the common experiences they have had; like the ways in which one lives in that village in …

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