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Week 7: Single Stories

The classic saying ‘history is written by the victor’ is always true. There are always hidden facts and stories that have either been repressed or simply not told. Throughout my years out of high-school I’ve developed and destroyed many of my own singl… Continue reading

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Week 6: Responding to Levin

According to Levin, curricula are developed by groups of people – usually government officials, experts in the field being discussed, researchers, university staff and occasionally business people, parents and students – discussing the extent of knowle… Continue reading

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Week 5 – Why Teach Treaty Ed?

The section of email referred to in the prompt for this week, I believe, shows a sentiment prominent in schools not only in sask., but across the country. We have a tendency to talk about First Nations issues in a way that keeps them distant. It’s some… Continue reading

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Week 4: Learning From Place

The article this week takes a look at how returning youth to a place and using local knowledge and wisdom from elders can help to reunite them with their own culture by correcting the use of certain words. The article notes several methods on how this … Continue reading

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Week Three: The “Good” Student

What is deemed as a ‘good student’? One that sits still, pays attention, isn’t distracting, answers questions, and it respectful to those around them. Perhaps we could also say one who allows the teacher to do their job and absorbs what is being taught… Continue reading

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Preparing for Paper 1

Scrolling through the list of suggested topics I found one that seemed to be out of place. This would be the topic of death/ghosts in curriculum. So I went searching with relatively little luck. I took the topic literally to mean how are death and ghos… Continue reading

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Responding to Smith

In his article Curriculum Theory and Practice, Mark Smith lays out the common views of curriculum and gives the pro’s and con’s of each. They are as follows: Curriculum as Knowledge to be Transmitted: This view of curriculum focuses on getting the most… Continue reading

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Responding to Kumashiro

The introduction to Kumashiro’s book, Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice, paints a quick picture of his view on how schools keep encouraging oppression by their continued use of “common sense teaching”. Kumashiro essentia… Continue reading

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