The final project for ECS 210 involved reflecting on my overall journey in the course. I reflected on a trio of key points that really stood out to me. While walking to school, I discussed education philosophy. Arriving at school I turned my attention to the idea of the god student and wrap up my … Continue reading Summary of Learning
The biggest way that mathematics in the Inuit Community challenges Eurocentric ideas is with base 20 counting. The idea of using fingers and toes to count makes all the sense in the world when you think about where that it came from and the reasoning for it. Gale explained during her lecture how the base … Continue reading Challenging Eurocentric Ideas
The single story that really stands out to me is the one of Canadian history. Until I got to university, I never really realized that the history I had been taught is history from one point of view -- white, male, European settler. What it meant to be Canadian when I went to school is … Continue reading Single Stories
When I think back to my time in school, what jumps out at me in terms of citizenship education would be centered around the voting process. The education that was taking place would have been more of the personally responsible citizen as what I remember taking place was going through the "how to vote and … Continue reading Citizenship Education
From listening to Claire and Dwayne speak, the main take away that I get, is to encourage people to realize that Treaty Ed is not exclusive from the rest of our education. Treaty Education needs to be integrated along with the rest of our education as one. I'm not sure this is exactly what Claire … Continue reading Treaty Education
Throughout the reading, I believe the most powerful aspect of reinhabitation and decolonization is through speaking with Elders who have life experience. What better way to reconnect with what is important, than to do so through the people who have experienced the things you are striving for. The article mentions how "connection to nature is … Continue reading Reinhabitation and Decolonization
Initially, I would have assumed that the government was pretty much the only group with hands all over the curriculum and who developed it. To me, I seen the curriculum as government policy, handed out to schools, while teachers and communities had little say about what was in the curriculum. I also seen it as … Continue reading Who makes the curriculum?
I graduated in 2004, with a class of 8. Of those 8, seven of us were boys. Everyone in our class were friends and for the most part we still are. That being said, we were a wild class. Us seven boys never stopped, never sat down, never stayed quite, and always pushed boundaries. We … Continue reading What’s a “good” student?
“We as educators need to reconsider our roles in students’ lives, to think of ourselves as connectors first and content experts second.” - Will Richardson I have never seen this quote from Will Richardson prior to now, but I can say that this concept is what I based my decision to get an Education degree … Continue reading It’s all about a connection
The Tyler Rationale is really the base of what is a major issue in out education system. Students, kids, people -- they are individuals, not just pieces or objects that are put into a "system" and programmed a specific way, and then come out the other side as good citizens, automatically prepared to contribute to … Continue reading Curriculum Development