ECS210 Reading Response #8: Curriculum as Literacy

At the beginning of the reading, Leroy Little Bear (2000) states that colonialism "tries to maintain a singular social order by means of force and law, suppressing the diversity of human worldviews. ... Typically, this proposition creates oppression and discrimination" (p. 77). Think back on your experiences of the teaching and learning of mathematics -- … Continue reading ECS210 Reading Response #8: Curriculum as Literacy

ECS210 Reading Response #7: Seeing the World from Two Perspectives

1. How has your upbringing/schooling shaped how you “read the world?” What biases and lenses do you bring to the classroom? How might we unlearn / work against these biases? I grew up in a big city. In my elementary school and my middle school, I needed to compete with other students and get high … Continue reading ECS210 Reading Response #7: Seeing the World from Two Perspectives

Reading Response #6 Curriculum Policy and Treaty Education

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? According to Levin’s article Curriculum Policy and The Politics of What Should Be Learned in Schools, he … Continue reading Reading Response #6 Curriculum Policy and Treaty Education

Reading Response #5: The Importance of Treaty Education in Canadian Schools

After reading the letter I was surprised that there were still have some schools that did not see Treaty education as an important part in the curriculum. The staffs in the school saw that there were only a few indigenous students in the whole school, so they did not treat Treaty Education as important as … Continue reading Reading Response #5: The Importance of Treaty Education in Canadian Schools

Reading Response #4: Learning From Place

The reinhabitation and decolonization: The audio documentary project promotes the involvement of youth, adult and elder in social culture and economic perspectives of the Kistachowan (Albany) River. The reinhabitations and decolonizations are included in recovering and renewing traditional cultural patterns. First, reinhabitation, it means that how people and the earth live in harmony. The article … Continue reading Reading Response #4: Learning From Place

Reading Response #3: Good Students, Bad Students and the Commonsense

1. What does it mean to be a "good" student according to the commonsense? In common sense, a “good” student needs to: listen to and follow whatever the teachers say (everything the teachers teach is correct), finish assignments on times, get high marks on exams and report cards, behave in the “right way” and become … Continue reading Reading Response #3: Good Students, Bad Students and the Commonsense