Final blog post!

*edited* Growing up, I had always learned math from a textbook. I was in a class that was extremely diverse, but the textbook didn't really cover any other perspective. Within the class we had verbally noted that there was only European examples within the book. There had been many questions I can remember where it... Continue Reading →

ECS 210- Kumashiro Chapter 7

Growing up, I attended a very culturally diverse school in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. Unlike many of my peers, I had been exposed to what racism is and how to combat it at a very young age. In my eyes my teachers were extremely proactive in obtaining literature that was from different perspectives and we often... Continue Reading →

ECS 210- Levin’s Article

     In Levin’s article, he begins by discussing how politics play a major part in creating the curricula. In Levin’s article we learn that the voice students have in the creation of curricula is next to non-existent. The public, parents and politicians get the most voice in what goes into curricula. This is something that I... Continue Reading →

ECS 210- Treaty Education

It’s very upsetting to me that some people (especially educators) have the idea that Treaty Education isn’t an important topic people should be learning. It is a monumental piece in Canada’s history, that has shaped the evolution of our society. Without treaty education in the classroom, it can encourage negative views on the FNMI communities.... Continue Reading →

ECS 210- Learning From Place

In this paper, we explore reinhabitation and decolonization through the journey of the  Mushkegowuk Cree people. The students go on a 10 day river trip where they learn ways to connect and learn from the land, by the stories told by elders. With the help of a varying age group, here are some of the... Continue Reading →

ECS 210- What is a “Good” Student?

The article “Preparing Teachers For Crisis: A Sample Lesson” focuses on how people separate students into categories of “good” or “bad”. This judgment is based off of the commonsense students are expected to go into the class with. Relating this text to Katia and Mike’s lecture, commonsense is one of the biggest problems that affect... Continue Reading →

ECS 210- Place-based Learning

     Throughout this course, we have covered many things I have found interest in. Originally, I wanted to touch on a topic that I was familiar with. As I began looking at articles about hidden curriculum, I decided that I would benefit more if I chose a  topic that was unfamiliar to me. With... Continue Reading →

ECS 210- Smith

     The curriculum theory 'curriculum as a body of knowledge to be transmitted' also referred to as ‘the canon’, explains that the curriculum and the syllabus is seen as equivalent by many people. It goes on to say that it is very heavy on focusing how to transmit the knowledge in the most effective... Continue Reading →

ECS 210- Kumashiro

     In the text, Kumashiro gives a few examples and definitions as to what common sense is and the impact it has on our daily lives. In general, Kumashiro explains that common sense is what is considered ‘normal’ to a society or group of people. On the first page of the excerpt, the author... Continue Reading →

Why is This Normal?

i) As a society we are all expected to follow a set of “rules” that are set in place based off our birth gender. If we are born female, we must act feminine. If we are born male, we must act masculine. In today’s world talking about gender is beginning to have less of a... Continue Reading →

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