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Final Project: Summary of Learning

The end of the semester has come, and though I have been overwhelmed by the amount of work I’ve had to do in the last few weeks, I’m sad to be finished with this class. It’s really hard to cram so much learning into one 4-6 minute video but I did my best to address […] Continue reading

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Reading Response 10: How has your upbringing/schooling shaped how you you “read the world?” What biases and lenses do you bring to the classroom? How might we unlearn / work against these biases? Which “single stories” were present in your own schooling? Whose truth mattered? Growing up in a small town has got to be …

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Reading Response 9: When I think back to mathematics, I was taught growing up, I do not remember any diversity in the way we learned. Other cultures ways of knowing or doing was never brought into the way we were taught. From kindergarten to grade three we worked on worksheets and little workbooks and grade …

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Reading Response 8: What examples of citizenship education do you remember from your K-12 schooling? What types of citizenship (e.g. which of the three types mentioned in the article) were the focus? Explore what this approach to the curriculum made (im)possible in regards to citizenship. Thinking back to school, I do remember some citizenship education. …

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Reading Response 7: Teaching Treaty education is very important. This is a topic that is never going to go away, this is only going to come more important. The time that we spend thinking about this topic is time well spent. I now know this as I grew up in a school community, where I …

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Reading Response 6: The article suggests that a “critical pedagogy of place” aims to: (a) identify, recover, and create material spaces and places that teach us how to live well in our total environments (reinhabitation); and (b) identify and change ways of thinking that injure and exploit other people and places (decolonization) (p.74) 1. List …

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March 21st: “Bias, Lenses, and Single Stories”

How has your upbringing/schooling shaped how you you “read the world?” What biases and lenses do you bring to the classroom? How might we unlearn / work against these biases? A non-political lens that I have that is important to bring into the classroom is that I grew up in the era of technology. Since […] Continue reading

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March 15th – Decolonizing Mathematics

In my experience of learning math, it was almost always oppressive and discriminatory. From the moment you begin to learn math, you are classified into the binary of “good” at math, or “bad” at math… and most of the time this leads into the second binary of “smart” or “not smart” that’s placed upon kids […] Continue reading

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March 8th – Curriculum as Citizenship

The most obvious place where I recall citizenship being encouraged is in grade 12. Every grad class at my school was to pick a cause to support and organize fundraisers for that cause throughout the year, and reveal the grand total raised during our ceremony. We were expected to form a committee who would organize […] Continue reading

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