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ECS 210 – Summary of Learning

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Curriculum as Literacy

Growing up I always struggled with mathematics. I always sought extra guidance from both my teachers and peers when it came to math, as succeeding was very important to me. Being able to both understand and perform the actions expected of me kept me driven when it came to making the right decisions. As middle … Continue reading Curriculum as Literacy Continue reading

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My Upbringing

I was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada making this land and my community all I seemed to know. My school was located in a small town with a population of a little less than five hundred.  We had one school that held students from preschool to grade 12, and most of the time we … Continue reading My Upbringing Continue reading

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Curriculum Policy & Politics

Politics and policies together create and apply all aspects of education. This includes resources, ideas, topics, how/whom/what education may be provided to the student. Curriculum is public policy and is shaped by many as a group. This group includes educators, politicians, parental ideas (community), government authority, etc. Politics has a high role of power within … Continue reading Curriculum Policy & Politics Continue reading

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Treaty Education

The purpose of teaching Treaty Education where there are few or no First Nations peoples is as follows: First Nations peoples were the original inhabitants of Canadian land creating history and understanding of where our country began. We are living on Treaty land. (Regina sits on Treaty 4 lands, with a presence within Treaty 6). … Continue reading Treaty Education Continue reading

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Learning From Place:

Ways that reinhabitation and decolonization are introduced throughout Learning From Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing are as follows:  Renaming and reclaiming locations (benefits youth by introducing and increasing the probability of seeing and bringing more Cree concepts into their lives). Sharing knowledge and understanding between youth and elders provides valuing traditional … Continue reading Learning From Place: Continue reading

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What It Means to Be a Student

According to commonsense being a “good” student means that you are dedicated and understanding of what is expected of you as a learner. We, as students, have to learn to work our way towards the answers we seek, asking questions in the classroom shows that we are engaged and wanting to carry out conversations about … Continue reading What It Means to Be a Student Continue reading

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Critical Summary Proposal

For my critical summary assignment I am choosing a scholar. I have chosen a scholar named Michael Apple who is known for the following: curriculum theory and research, development of democratic schools, and also the relationship between culture and power. Michael Apple is an influential construct to curriculum and research. Throughout reading information, specifically Critical Theory: … Continue reading Critical Summary Proposal Continue reading

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Smith – Curriculum Theory and Practice

The four models of curriculum described in Curriculum theory and practice are as follows: a body of knowledge/ syllabus to be transmitted, to achieve a product result from students, a process, and lastly as a praxis. Each model of curriculum plays an important role within both the students and the teacher, this results in students … Continue reading Smith – Curriculum Theory and Practice Continue reading

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The Problem of Common Sense – ECS 210

The Problem of Common Sense How does Kumashiro define ‘common sense’? Kumashiro defines ‘common sense’ in the perspective of many different people, as well as keeping an open mind to the knowledge that others shared with him between the United States ways of learning and Nepals. Common sense, according to Kumashiro is defined as the … Continue reading The Problem of Common Sense – ECS 210 Continue reading

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