Final Blog Post: Summary of Learning

I have learned a lot about curriculum throughout this ECS 210 course. I now understand curriculum is not only outcomes and indicators, or the Tyler Rationale, for teachers to follow, but curriculum is made up of many components put in place by a variety of people. I am able recognize that curriculum and “place” goContinue reading “Final Blog Post: Summary of Learning”

Reading Response #6: Dear Intern,

Dear Intern, First of all, I would thank you for your email. I appreciate that you are reaching out to extend your own knowledge of incorporating Treaty Education into your classroom. Like most subjects, it is difficult to present a topic to students in a way that makes them excited and want to learn it.Continue reading “Reading Response #6: Dear Intern,”

Reading Response #4: Place

Throughout reading the paper Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing there were many examples of reinhabitation and decolonization. The paper revolves around a ten day river trip with youth, adult and elder members of the Mushkegowuk community. The river trip itself is an example of reinhabitation of this community because theyContinue reading “Reading Response #4: Place”

Reading Response #3: Good Student

According to the commonsense, being a good student is to sit down, listen to the teacher, and do what is asked of you. A good student is quiet and does not challenge the teachers or the tasks at hand. Good students behave the way teachers ask for them to behave. Students who are privileged enoughContinue reading “Reading Response #3: Good Student”

Critical Summary – Wayne Au

Wayne Au is the author of Social Studies, Social Justice: W(h)ither the Social Studies inHigh-Stakes Testing?. Au’s journal is backed by studies and research based on the pressuresteachers feel from high stakes testing, mostly in the United States, to “alter their classroompractices and curriculum” (Au, 2009) to better fit what is on the tests. TeachersContinue reading “Critical Summary – Wayne Au”

Reading Response 2: The Tyler Rationale

It is clear that Ralph Tyler has made a lasting impression on curriculum theory and practice because of the presence of his rationale still in schools today. In my schooling experience, I cannot remember a period of time I went without experiencing the Tyler rationale in some way. If I think back to Kindergarten, IContinue reading “Reading Response 2: The Tyler Rationale”

Reading Response 1: Kumashiro

How does Kumashiro define ‘common sense?’ Kumashiro defines common sense as the facets of life subjective to different locations, groups, and cultures. Common sense beliefs often reinforce the ideas of what people should do and believe in, not what people could do if they challenged these beliefs. People often feel comfortable having common sense beliefsContinue reading “Reading Response 1: Kumashiro”

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