Part 1) According to Benjamin Levin, school curricula is developed and implemented by public policies. Public policy are the rules and procedures that governed a public sector, such as the education system (Levin 8). I have always known that the government has a large influence in developing and implementing curricula. If you think about it … Continue reading Influences that Make Curriculum
In the article" Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowak Ways of Knowing" it records the research project on the Mushkegowek community's progress in decolonization. The Mushkegowek resist the effects of colonization by re-establishing their Indigenous identity by connecting with their traditional territory and building intergenerational relationships within their community. One of the ways … Continue reading Reflecting on “Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowek Ways of Knowing”
According to most schools, a "good" student is someone who is quiet, follows instructions, and hands in assignments on time. Students who don't talk back or question the teachers, and follow their orders benefit from this definition of a "good" student. The "good" students avoid punishment and are rewarded for obedience. On the other hand, … Continue reading What is a “Good” Student?
Reading: “Curriculum theory and practice” by M.K. Smith. Prompt: Think about: (a) The ways in which you may have experienced the Tyler rationale in your own schooling; (b) What are the major limitations of the Tyler rationale/what does it make impossible; and (c) What are some potential benefits/what is made possible. I have experienced the … Continue reading "Curriculum theory and practice"
Reading: “The Problem of Common Sense” by Kevin K. Kusmashiro. Prompt: How does Kumashiro define 'commonsense?' Why is it so important to pay attention to the 'commonsense'? Kevin K. Kusmashiro defines “common sense” as the normative practices in everyday living and the justification of certain behaviours and thinking. It is important to pay attention to … Continue reading "The Problem of Common Sense"