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Week 6: Curriculum and Treaty Education

Answer the following prompt: Part 1) According to the Levin article, how are school curricula developed and implemented? What new information/perspectives does this reading provide about the development and implementation of school curriculum? Is there anything that surprises you or maybe that concerns you?  Part 2) After reading pages 1-4 of the Treaty Education document, […] Continue reading

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Week 5: Curriculum as Place

As you listen to Dwayne’s invitation/challenge, as you listen to Claire’s lecture and as you read Cynthia’s narrative – use these resources and your blog to craft a response to this student’s email. Consider the following questions in a blog post: 1. What is the purpose of teaching Treaty Ed (specifically) or First Nations, Metis, […] Continue reading

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Week 4: Learning From Place

Respond to the following prompts: 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). […] Continue reading

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Week 3: Curriculum and its Historical Roots: Reconceptualizing Curriculum Blog Post

What does it mean to be a “good” student according to the commonsense? Which students are privileged by this definition of the good student? What is made impossible to see/understand/believe because of these commonsense ideas? According to common sense, to be a good student, one must follow the standard stereotypical roles attached to a proper […] Continue reading

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Journal Article Summary and Steps Toward Building My Essay

The topic I have chosen is gender and the curriculum. Through my schooling experiences as a student, it was prevalent that gender played a role into what we learned from class to class. After reading through journal articles, there was a piece in particular that stood out to me. The Impact of a Six-week School Curriculumon Boys’ […] Continue reading

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Curriculum theory and practice

Read and Respond: Respond on your blog to the following writing prompt: What are the four models of curriculum described in the article, and what are the main benefits and/or drawbacks of each? What model(s) of curriculum were prominent in your own schooling experience? What did these models make possible/impossible in the classroom? Be sure to […] Continue reading

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The Problem Of Common Sense Response

Respond to the following writing prompt in two to three paragraphs: How does Kumashiro define ‘commonsense?’ Why is it so important to pay attention to the ‘commonsense’? I believe that Kevin Kumashiro is right by implementing his teaching strategies. Kevin defines common-sense in a very transparent manner. During Kevin’s time in Nepal, he came off as […] Continue reading

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