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Curriculum As Numeracy

Thinking back to my time learning mathematics in school, I can’t think of a specific time where I felt oppressed. The only thing I can remember is feeling overwhelmed by certain subjects like fractions and percentages in elementary school and calculus in high school. It was a helpless feeling, because I felt that these subjectsContinue reading “Curriculum As Numeracy” Continue reading

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Curriculum As Literacy

Growing up in Regina, I adopted a eurocentric view of the world. In elementary school, my class was comprised of mainly white Canadians. I grew up in a home where we didn’t have to worry about money and a lot of things came easily to me. My family is also very close and my parentsContinue reading “Curriculum As Literacy” Continue reading

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Citizenship

The Personally Responsible citizen- Thinking back to my time in school, I can remember a lot of example of this type of citizenship. I recall going out to pick up garbage, being taught to be honest and kind and responsible. I also remember that in my Christian Ethics class in high school, part of ourContinue reading “Citizenship” Continue reading

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We Are All Treaty People

Treaties are a relationship, an ongoing conversation that needs to happen in this country. Cynthia tells of her settler ancestors, coming to Canada with a fantasy of living this new modern life in Canada. They didn’t know the stories of the people from this land and they did not care to listen and learn. AdditionallyContinue reading “We Are All Treaty People” Continue reading

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Place

In the article Learning From Place, youth and elders are brought together to share stories and explore their land. I see reinhabitation and decolonization happening as they explored the river. The elders used a map to teach the students parts of the river in the Inninowuk language. The students learned that there were Indigenous namesContinue reading “Place” Continue reading

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“Good Students”

According to common sense, a good student is someone who sits quietly when the teacher is talking, who speaks when told to speak and sits still and does their homework. A good student will do all the homework raked of them and won’t challenge what is being taught. This idea is very problematic because notContinue reading “”Good Students”” Continue reading

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Critical Summary Assignment

For my critical summary assignment, I will be focusing on the scholar Maxine Greene and specifically on the topic of aesthetic education. Maxine Greene was an amazing educator, pioneer for women in the workplace and advocate for the arts in education. Maxine often spoke about ‘wideawakeness’ in the classroom. She argues that classroom are stuckContinue reading “Critical Summary Assignment” Continue reading

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Curriculum Theory and Practice

It has been super interesting to learn about the history of curriculum and how it has changed over the years. Thinking back to my years in school, I can see the Tyler rationale happening in my art classes. The teacher would give instructions on how to create a piece of art. As students, we wouldContinue reading “Curriculum Theory and Practice” Continue reading

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The Problem of Common Sense

In the article, Kumashiro defines common sense as something that makes us feels comfortable. It is a way of being that is so engrained in a culture or society that it almost goes unnoticed because it is so normal. She explains that she encountered cultural common sense in Nepal. They had a specific way ofContinue reading “The Problem of Common Sense” Continue reading

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