My Digital Learning Narrative

I can't believe the semester is about to end but I am happy with the knowledge I have gained from this course. An exceeding amount of valuable information and resources has been shared with me by professors, guest speakers, articles, and peers. Before this course, I had not been exposed to the lies within common sensical …

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Inuit vs. Eurocentric Mathematics

Oppression and discrimination in Eurocentric teaching practice: While the Indigenous way of life is cyclical with different parts that work together in balance and harmony, the European way of life is linear with one mindset that is always working towards bigger and better things. The way I was taught math directly relates to Eurocentric views- …

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Week 9: Treaty People vs Canadian People

We are all treaty people. Even if someone is new to Canada or comes from a people group that was not involved in the treaties, the treaties will affect that person's life. Learning about the treaties is important whether one is Indigenous or not because, as Canadians, we are all affected by the treaties. I …

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Week 8: Teaching Indigenous Content Through a Non-Indigenous Lens

  The narritive within "Learning From Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing", in its self, is a source of reinhabitation and decolonization. When the articpiapnts partook in tradition Mushkegowuk practices such as river trips, they were walking in the shoes that INdigenous people group. When they listeneed to the elders speak, and …

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More Problems With Common Sense

According to "commonsense", a good student is one who is quiet with two feet on the ground and hands folded on top of their desk. They ask the right questions at the right times without challenging the teacher; they are not a disturbance to their teacher or fellow "good" students. Their work replicates the teacher's …

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Autonomous vs Ideological Models of Literacy

This week we had two readings pertaining to literacy in the curriculum. In New Literacies Studies: Next Stages, Brian Street describes two models of literacy: autonomous and ideological. In “Debates in Literacy”, Jonathan Eakle debates whether we "read to learn" or "learn to read". Looking at the art's ed curriculum, I can see that both the autonomous and …

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Curiculum Development

My understanding of how school curricula are developed before reading: I think, that over time, an accumulation of knowledge and ideas is analyzed, processed, organized and then added to the curriculum-- either replacing or expanding the previous curriculum. This is done by professionals within the Ministry of Education and I am sure that there is a …

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How to Teach the People of the Future

Educational Idea: The future of our students is a future that, as teachers, we will have a limited amount of time in. Our students are going to experience things that we never will. To prepare them for such a future, we need to be open to different teaching strategies. Educational Quote: "Don't limit a child …

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The Tyler Rationale: Not all that Rational

Looking back now, I was a tough student to teach-- that is if my teacher had traditional perspectives on how the curriculum was to be developed. I strived to understand my lessons to my greatest ability. Occasionally, however, some things just didn't make sense and I would raise my hand, signaling that I was in need …

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Response to: “The Problem of Common Sense”

To begin our journey through ECS 210, we are questioning the concept of common sense and looking into the ways it affects education. Our reading, Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice by Kevin K. Kumashiro, focuses on the section covering The Problem of Common Sense. Common sense is defined as ideas that are sure to be …

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