Curriculum as Process: Gerry Mark These Blog Posts!

Gerry, Here are the links to the blog posts that I want you to look at: "The Problem of Common Sense"  "Development and Implementation of School Curricula"  "Treaty Education: We Are All Treaty People"  "Cultural Invasion and What It Means To Be Neutral"  Thank-you! 🙂

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Reading the World: A Single Story

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? Which “single stories were present in your own schooling? Whose truth mattered? I have come to learn that knowledge is very much socially constructed. Our positionality impacts what... Continue Reading →

Mathematics Through a New Lens

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 →

Citizenship in the classroom: What kind of Citizen?

What examples of citizenship education do you remember from your K-12 schooling? What types of citizenship (e.g. which of the three types mentioned in the article) were the focus? Explore what this approach to the curriculum made (im)possible in regards to citizenship. Westheimer and Kahne's What Kind of Citizen: The Politics of Educating for Democracy outlines three... Continue Reading →

Treaty Education: We Are All Treaty People

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? What does it mean for your understanding of curriculum that "We are all treaty people"? The email that Mike received from an intern in... Continue Reading →

Learning from Place

The article suggests that a “critical pedagogy of place” aims to: identify, recover, and create material spaces and places that teach us how to live well in our total environments (reinhabitation); and identify and change ways of thinking that injure and exploit other people and places (decolonization) (p.74) List some of the ways that you... Continue Reading →

Development and Implementation of School Curricula

Before Reading:  How do you think that school curricula are developed?             Prior to beginning my studies in the Faculty of Education, I have never thought about what, how, or who develops school curricula – I never questioned the complexity, power dynamics, and influences that goes into the constructions of schooling and curriculum that are... Continue Reading →

Who is the “good” student?

What does it mean to be a "good" student according to the commonsense? Which students are privileged by this definition of the good student? What is made impossible to see/understand/believe because of these commonsense ideas?             Kevin Kumashiro critically examines the ways in which the “good student” is determined within an education system that adheres... Continue Reading →

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