Curriculum as numeracy

The main quote for this week mentions the problem with colonialism and how it “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” (pg 77). This statement is very true. When looking at the curriculum, textbook, orContinue reading “Curriculum as numeracy”

Curriculum as Citizenship

Within my elementary education examples of citizenship were about the personal/ Participatory citizens. My teacher who taught the Personally-responsible level of citizens wanted us to learn how everything works in the government, careers, family, and education so that we may become functioning members of society. This education reminds me of how educators have and doContinue reading “Curriculum as Citizenship”

Learning from Place

 This article steps away from the colonial world that was taken, used, and abused. And emphasized other cultures who are indigenous to the land, and showed how finally after centuries we are starting to decolonize and rehabilitate to its origins. An example of the rehabilitation mentioned within the article was “To support local Cree youth,Continue reading “Learning from Place”

Curriculum as Treaty Education

Dwayne Donald said that colonialism is an “extended process of denying relationship” which is different from the Oxford dictionary’s definition which is“the practice by which a powerful country controls another country or other countries”. I prefer Donals’s definition because it is about the relationship between people, and what has been done to ignore the otherContinue reading “Curriculum as Treaty Education”

Curriculum as Public Policy

According to the Levin article school curricula is developed around very general and broad goals. And then specific objectives and activities. In Levin’s article, it states that “Curriculum documents and policies may also endorse or support, explicitly or not, particular teaching and learn- ing practices. These relationships have them- selves been changing over time asContinue reading “Curriculum as Public Policy”

The Curriculum and its “Good” Students

When defining a “good” student through common sense they are to be silent within the classroom unless asked to speak, listen to the teacher at all times, friendly their classmates, and completes all their work done well and on time. Meaning that teachers are to shape students to all fit that image, but if theyContinue reading “The Curriculum and its “Good” Students”

Curriculum Theory and Practices

Curriculum Theory and Practice- Smith Ways I have experienced the Tyler rationale was within the “core four” subjects. Connecting to what Smith mentioned that the Tyler rationale resulted in students not having a voice which then resulted in education being bland and unimaginative. Meaning that we were given the same topics, assignments, and information overContinue reading “Curriculum Theory and Practices”