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Curriculum as Literacy

Throughout most of my schooling, and especially my high school years, I struggled greatly with math. The math teachers in my small school were no aid to my struggles. Often, the math teachers were not, in fact math teachers, and struggled themselves to get through teaching the course. On the rare occasion where we had … Continue reading Curriculum as Literacy Continue reading

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“Critical Engagement with the Politics of Knowledge”

I come from a small, very rural town in southern Saskatchewan. So rural in fact, I am surprised that when you look up the word “rural” in the dictionary, a small portrait of Glentworth, Sask isn`t attached. I attended the equally small school in my town. Everyone thinks that they seem to live in “a … Continue reading “Critical Engagement with the Politics of Knowledge” Continue reading

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Curriculum and Treaty Education

Nearly every component of our daily lives is influenced by some way by politics. From the prices of the gas we put in our vehicles to what we learn in classrooms, through curriculum. Believe it or not. The school curriculum is composed and influenced heavily by the government. From the material that must be taught, … Continue reading Curriculum and Treaty Education Continue reading

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Treaty Ed: It IS Important

No matter if the population is home to a few or no Aboriginal Peoples, or if the population is thriving with culture, treaty education has a place. Perhaps I should say this a little louder for the people in the back to hear: TREATY EDUCATION HAS A PLACE IN THE CLASSROOM! From now until my … Continue reading Treaty Ed: It IS Important Continue reading

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The Importance of Learning from Place

In Restoule`s article, he discusses the Mushkegowuk people and how they learn. The elders are vital in their society as the elders teach the younger generations their past, their ways of knowing, and how they can pave a better path for the future generations. The resources on earth, and the lands they are found in … Continue reading The Importance of Learning from Place Continue reading

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No Such Thing as a “Bad Student”

Around the world, there are thousands of classrooms; each with their own unique learning styles, techniques, teachers and students. Each classroom has similarities but in saying that, also has drastic differences. Every teacher incorporates their own teaching method, perhaps courtesy of the four models, (curriculum as a body of knowledge, as product, as process, or … Continue reading No Such Thing as a “Bad Student” Continue reading

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Critical Summary: Reconciliation and Curriculum

A Starting Point… For my critical summary of a curricular concept/topic I chose to write about reconciliation and curriculum. The reason being for my choice- the lack of this content in curriculum, and classroom lessons. Reconciliation is something as a society, we are no where close to achieving, yet we are on our way. To … Continue reading Critical Summary: Reconciliation and Curriculum Continue reading

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ECS 210: Curriculum Models

There are four different models when it comes to Curriculum, as Smith states in his article. Each of the four models are uniquely different and each with pros and cons of their own. Their uniqueness allows accommodation for each teacher and their specific classroom. They are: 1) Curriculum as a body of knowledge, 2) Curriculum … Continue reading ECS 210: Curriculum Models Continue reading

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ECS 210: Kumashiro and Common Sense

Common sense and its use seems quite simple enough. However, as a teacher, it must walk hand in hand with appropriate classroom etiquette and pedagogical mannerisms. In certain circumstances, what is common sense to the teacher may not be the same case with the students. This is, as Kumashiro states, where “the problem of common … Continue reading ECS 210: Kumashiro and Common Sense Continue reading

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Creative Representation of Learning-ECS 110 Final Project

As a final project, I chose to focus on the normative narrative of Canada being polite and perfect. Enjoy!

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