After learning more about the importance about Treaty Education in the last couple of weeks I have a greater perspective on it. Going to school in Alberta I was taught about the Fur Trade and Residential schools a little bit, but after talking to some peers it seems I was taught more then some of … Continue reading Importance on Treaty Education
This week in class we were given a narrative to look at and read, Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing, by J.P. Restoule, S. Gruner, and E. Metatawabin. We are supposed to look for ways that there is rehabilitation and decolonization throughout the narrative. In this paper, they talked about … Continue reading “Critical Pedagogy of Place”
For this week’s topic, we are talking about autonomous and ideological literacy. We were told to look at the curriculum in our subject areas we wish to teach. Since I want to become a high school Mathematics teacher I looked at the Mathematics 10 curriculum. Even before I looked at the curriculum I feel that … Continue reading Autonomous or Ideological?
Before this week’s topic in my ECS 210 class I never put much thought into who created curriculum. I always thought that the curriculum was created by a group of teachers. But after reading The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction, by F. Connelly, M. He & J. Phillion, I realized that curriculum is the … Continue reading Politics and Curriculum
When I think of the purpose of school I think that the some of the purposes are to allow students to learn and for them to build strong relationships. One of the main purposes is for students to become responsible and active members of society. The goal for schools is for the students to grow … Continue reading Citizen Education
People say that in the past, teachers were once "good" students. There are also teachers that were not "good" students but they wanted to make a change. For me I believe I was neither to be honest. I got did my homework, studied for tests sometimes, and got average grades. I defiantly was not an … Continue reading “Good” Students & Commonsense
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher…is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." -Maria Montessori When I graduated high school I thought there was nothing wrong with my school experience. I went to a traditional high school in Calgary and I would say … Continue reading Part of my Teaching Philosophy
In the article Curriculum Theory and Practise (2000) by Mark Smith he talks briefly about the Tyler rationale. The Tyler Rationale is a theory based on four questions: What educational purposes should the school seek to attain? What educational experiences can be provided that are likely to attain these purposes? How can these educational experiences … Continue reading Tyler Rationale