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Week 8: Mathematics in Schools

Throughout all of elementary school math was taught from a textbook called Math Makes Sense. Thinking back I remember most of the questions being based upon European examples of stories and European based children. The questions and the problems were very Eurocentric and were quite discriminatory against anyone that was not of European decent. IContinue reading “Week 8: Mathematics in Schools” Continue reading

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Week 7: How Do I Read the World

The first few years of my schooling there was dominantly Caucasian children in my class. However, as I progressed through elementary school more and more diverse cultures and ethnicities became prominent in the classroom! Getting to learn in a diverse classroom I believe really helped me in being a very understanding person with few biases.Continue reading “Week 7: How Do I Read the World” Continue reading

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Curriculum and Politics

Curriculum is designed and implemented by government authorities, as well as other permitted authorities, as Levin states “curriculum is developed by governments and other sanctioned authorities for standard use in schools across a state, province, or country” (7). Policies in a country generally govern nearly every aspect about what goes into the curriculum, how it […] Continue reading

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Treaty Education and The Importance of Teaching Indigenous Ways of Knowing in the Classroom

Teaching Indigenous ways of knowing, their ways of life, beliefs, culture, language, and historical events that have occurred in Canada which have left everlasting effects on the Indigenous people and their culture is extremely important to educate every person in Canada about. This being said, I believe it is even more important to educate those […] Continue reading

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Learning From Place – Restoule et al

The article covers quite a few ways that decolonization is occurring and can be implemented throughout society and in the classroom. The first action they discuss is creating documentaries and encouraging the Indigenous youth to create documentaries about the Indigenous peoples communities around the Albany river area, it was aimed to create intergenerational relationships and […] Continue reading

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The “Good” Student

Being a “good” student in relation to the common sense article written by Kumashiro revolves around following specific criteria that is refined by society as well as the school board. Some “rules” to being a “good” student set by society would be, being respectful, listening, being participatory, attends class, does their homework, and absorbs information. […] Continue reading

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Assignment 1 – What Direction I am Leaning Towards

For the critical summary assignment I plan to go the route of choosing a topic/concept. There are three topics that I am deciding between, race and the curriculum, reconciliation and curriculum, as well as sex education and the curriculum. Race as well as reconciliation peek my interest because they are more so somewhat unspoken parts […] Continue reading

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Curriculum Theory and Practice – Smith Article

In Smith’s article, “Curriculum Theory and Practice” he focuses on four different models of curriculum that have been seen in schools historically, as well as in today’s world. The four models are curriculum as a syllabus to be transmitted, curriculum as a product, curriculum as a process, and curriculum as praxis.  The first model of […] Continue reading

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Common Sense and Why it’s Not So Common – Kumashiro Article

Kumashiro writes about his experience in the American Peace Corp, while working in schools in Nepal. Common sense is generally everyday knowledge, or popular knowledge amongst people. When it came to working in the schools in Nepal, Kumashiro, took his knowledge and background of common sense and attempted to apply his North American common sense […] Continue reading

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Get To Know Me

Hey there, my name is Erin! I am a third year student at the University of Regina, this is my second year in the Education program. I am in the early years education program, and would love to teach a grade two or three class once I am done school. Another dream of mine, once […] Continue reading

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