Category: ECS 210

Curriculum as Numeracy

At the beginning of the reading, 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. … Typically, this proposition creates oppression and discrimination” (p. 77). Think back on your experiences of the teaching and learning of mathematics –…

By Ashlyn Helmeczi March 24, 2020 0

Reading the World

How has your upbringing/schooling shaped how you “read the world?” What biases and lenses do you bring to the classroom? How might we unlearn / work against these biases? My schooling and upbringing has shaped how I “read the world” and how I view certain aspects of society. These understandings were very limited as I…

By Ashlyn Helmeczi March 9, 2020 0

Citizenship

What examples of citizenship education do you remember from your K-12 schooling? What types of citizenship (e.g. which of the three types mentioned in the article) were the focus? Explore what this approach to the curriculum made (im)possible in regards to citizenship. Lots of times the idea of citizenship education is seen as lesser importance…

By Ashlyn Helmeczi March 1, 2020 2

Treaty Education

Hello Intern, I am sorry to hear that your school and co-op teacher are not supporting Treaty Education as it is so important and needs to be embedded into classrooms. It is our job to teach Treaty Education, so your Co-op and the other teachers in the school are not doing their job. Treaty Education…

By Ashlyn Helmeczi February 24, 2020 0

Curriculum Development and Implementation

Part 1 / According to the Levin article, school curricula is developed and implemented largely by the government as there are many political dynamics and aspects around the official curriculum documents. These processes also “typically involve some combination of national, local, and school participation” (Levin 15) which means that professors, teachers, and experts also assist…

By Ashlyn Helmeczi February 10, 2020 0

Learning From Place

The article suggests that a “critical pedagogy of place” aims to: (a) identify, recover, and create material spaces and places that teach us how to live well in our total environments (reinhabitation); and (b) identify and change ways of thinking that injure and exploit other people and places (decolonization) (p.74). Ways of Reinhabitation: Throughout the 10-day river…

By Ashlyn Helmeczi February 3, 2020 0

Who is the ‘Good’ Student?

What does it mean to be a “good” student? According to Kumashiro and common-sense, a “good” student is defined as someone who is willing to learn, completes assignments, gets high grades, and follows directions. Kumashiro states that to be a good student you need to “be the kind of student that schools and society often…

By Ashlyn Helmeczi January 27, 2020 4

A Glimpse of My Curriculum Summary

Race within the Hidden Curriculum: A Critical Summary of Race and Culture in the Classroom For my curriculum summary I decided to focus on the hidden curriculum with the main emphasis on race and culture. I chose this topic because as a future educator I know how important it is to create a safe and…

By Ashlyn Helmeczi January 17, 2020 0