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Month: August 2020

Week six: Numeracy and Single Story

Week six: Numeracy and Single Story

Part 1 (Numeracy): Using Gale’s lecture, Poirier’s article, and Bear’s article, identify at least three ways in which Inuit mathematics challenge Eurocentric ideas about the purpose of mathematics and the way we learn it. Inuit mathematics challenges eurocentric ideas and the purpose of mathematics in the way we learn. They have different perspectives and different approaches to math. I think it’s important to always include and each different approachest perspective. Everybody’s brain thinks differently Therefore the more options and approaches…

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Week Five: Curriculum and Citizenship

Week Five: Curriculum and 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?  I went to a Catholic School. we did not have a class that was specifically focussed on being a good citizen, however, we did discuss how to help others and be the hands of God on earth.  We had mandatory service hours that we had to complete every year and we’re…

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Week four: Treaty Education

Week four: Treaty Education

What is the purpose of teaching Treaty Ed (specifically) or First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) Content and Perspectives (generally) where there are few or no First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples? What does it mean for your understanding of the curriculum that “We are all treaty people”? “We are all treaty people” is a very powerful and meaningful statement. A lot of people believe that the treaties and treaty people only refer to the indigenous people of Canada. When in…

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Week Three: Policies and Curriculum

Week Three: Policies and Curriculum

According to the Levin article, how are school curricula developed and implemented? What new information/perspectives does this reading provide about the development and implementation of the school curriculum? Is there anything that surprises you or maybe that concerns you?  According to Ben Levin’s article, Curriculum Policy and the Politics of What Should be Learned in Schools, curricula in schools are developed and implemented by a variety of influences; the government, experts in the field, universities, civil servants etc. However the…

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