Policy & politics

Part 1) 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? School curricula is developed according to each country, state, province or local government depending onContinue reading “Policy & politics”

We are all treaty people!

Treaty Ed is not just something to be taught in schools, but an acknowledgement of the people that were here before us and how they shared their land with us, and we have done nothing more than marginalized, mock and left apart those communities, we have appropriated, exploited and taken advantage of a balanced relationshipContinue reading “We are all treaty people!”

Rehinabitation and decolonization

Decolonization and rehinabitation throughout the narrative: Names for places in the Inninowuk language were marked as an effort to bring the original names and Cree concepts to more common use among the youth. Paquataskamik- The focus on the word is an explicit attempt to retain a relationship to the rivers, the lands, and the communitiesContinue reading “Rehinabitation and decolonization”

Smith: Curriculum models

Smith, M. K. (1996, 2000) ‘Curriculum theory and practice’ the encyclopaedia of informal education, www.infed.org/biblio/b-curric.htm. What are the four models of curriculum described in the article, and what are the main benefits and/or drawbacks of each? What model(s) of curriculum were prominent in your own schooling experience? What did these models make possible/impossible in the classroom? ThisContinue reading “Smith: Curriculum models”

Kumashiro: commonsense

The problem of common sense (Introduction; Kumashiro. (2009). Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice, pp. XXIX – XLI). How does Kumashiro define ‘commonsense?’ Why is it so important to pay attention to the ‘commonsense’? Commonsense is a comfort zone, it is a situation in which we are used to things being thatContinue reading “Kumashiro: commonsense”

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