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

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

The Evolution of Education- Philosophies and History

The reading this week was focused on how Education and Educational Philosophy has evolved and been shaped over time by philosophers and by events and milestones within society. The readings begin to create a picture of the way that Public Education in Canada can be viewed and discussed by understanding the key ideas that historically … More The Evolution of Education- Philosophies and History

Socio-emotional Development and Motivation

In Chapters 11 and 12 of Educational Psychology we look at the idea of socio-emotional development and motivation. In Chapter 11 we look at social cognitive theory and its implications in the theory of modelling. Chapter 11 also introduces us to concepts of  self-efficacy and agency. In Chapter 12 we examine the difference between in … More Socio-emotional Development and Motivation