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Teaching Mathematics

At the beginning of the reading, Leroy Little Bear (2000) states that colonialism “tries to maintain a singular social order by means of force and law, suppressing the diversity of human worldviews. … Typically, this proposition creates oppression and discrimination” (p. 77). Think back on your experiences of the teaching and learning of mathematics —Continue reading “Teaching Mathematics” Continue reading

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Critical Engagement with the Politics of Knowledge

How has your upbringing/schooling shaped how you “read the world?” What biases and lenses do you bring to the classroom? How might we unlearn / work against these biases? As a Filipino born in Canada, I have many biases. I grew up in a very white community and was in a way “whitewashed” as my […] Continue reading

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Curriculum Policy

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?  Within Levin’s article, it is evident that school curricula is developed through many different people. People such […] Continue reading

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Treaty Ed

What is the purpose of teaching Treaty Ed (specifically) or First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) Content and Perspectives (generally) where there are few or no First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples? The purpose of teaching Treaty Ed of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Content and Perspectives where there are few or no First Nations, Metis, […] Continue reading

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What is a ‘Good Student’?

What does it mean to be a “good” student according to the commonsense? A good student according to the common sense article is a student that listens to the teacher and follows instructions. They also continuously obey teachers and their rules. Within school, they continuously learn and listen to what the teachers say. They learn […] Continue reading

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Critical Summary Proposal

For my topic I have chosen to do either Race and curriculum or Reconciliation and curriculum. These two topics have struck my interest especially since I have found a deeper understanding and concept on them from my past year at the university. Race and curriculum interest me the most at this point since I am […] Continue reading

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Week Two Response

Curriculum as a Syllabus to be Transmitted This is one of the most common ways of teaching for teachers are able to teach everything that is essential to do good on an exam. It follows everything on the syllabus and covers all the aspects needed for a student to do well on their exam. There […] Continue reading

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Week One Response

How is common sense defined? Common sense is defined as a concept everyone should know. Also known as the norm. Kumashiro continues to talk about common sense through her experience in Nepal. For one, it was common sense for children to be punished if they weren’t behaving or paying attention. Why is it important to […] Continue reading

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