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

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

New Literacy Studies and Curriculum

This week’s readings introduced us to the concept of New Literacy Studies (NLS) and the debate that surrounds literacy as it is traditionally defined. To briefly summarize some of the concepts surrounding NLS the debate comes down to theories surrounding the autonomous model of literacy vs the ideological models of literacy. In the autonomous model … More New Literacy Studies and Curriculum

Curriculum Development (Before and After)

This week’s blog prompt asks us to think about what we know in regards to curriculum development. The prompt asks us to write about how we think school curricula are developed. Before: Prior to reading this article what I know about how school curricula are developed is a somewhat basic understanding. Curricula is developed in … More Curriculum Development (Before and After)

The Tyler Rationale- Systematic Approaches to Curriculum and The Learner

In this week’s reading for ECS 210 we take a look at curriculum development from a traditional theorist point of view. In my response to this week’s reading I will focus on the Tyler Rationale as it is presented in  In Understanding and shaping curriculum: What we teach and why by Thomas Hewitt. According to Hewitt … More The Tyler Rationale- Systematic Approaches to Curriculum and The Learner

The trouble with ‘common sense’…

As we begin the semester for ECS 210 at the University of Regina we start with a reading that introduces us to the ideas and issues surrounding anti-oppressive education and the implicit biases of a post-colonial view of education and curriculum. As we read the introduction to Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice by … More The trouble with ‘common sense’…