Numeracy and Jagged Worldviews Colliding

This week’s readings challenge us to think about the Eurocentric worldview and its collision course with Indigenous worldviews in particular the way we understand numeracy. In Jagged Worldviews Colliding, 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. … More Numeracy and Jagged Worldviews Colliding

Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schooling and Curriculum

For the readings this week we focused on gender and sexual diversity in the educational context of schools and curriculum. In her first article Loutzenheiser discusses the concept of “smear the queer”. This term is coined from a phrase used to describe a game played at Loutzenheiser’s school. This game consisted of the piling on … More Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schooling and Curriculum

Curriculum as Place

In this week’s reading “Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing” we are offered a chance to begin to look at curriculum as place. The paper published for the University of Toronto by Restoule et Al details a research project that followed Mushkegowuk youth and Elders on a 10-day river trip. … More Curriculum as Place

The Good Student

The “good student” according to the commonsense ideas of education is one who the system works for. To think of it in a way that is more concrete this means that a good student is one who does not challenge the traditional model of education or the content that is provided in schools across not … More The Good Student

Teachers, Administrators and the School System

This week’s reading introduced us to some concepts surrounding the profession of teaching and its relationship to administrators and the school system. The reading introduced us to who, statistically, Canadian Teachers are. It also broke down some of the characteristics of teaching as an occupation and who decides what is important and what is taught. … More Teachers, Administrators and the School System