Category Archives: ECS 210: Curriculum as Cultural and Social Practice

Responding to Learning from Place

“Excursion into traditional territory” I would say is a hidden oxymoron in the narrative Learning From Place (I’m not sure if this was intentional or not). How sad is it that traditional land, once their home has become a place … Continue reading

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Curriculum Policy and the Politics of What Should be Learned in Schools – Response

Before the Reading: how do you think that school curricula are developed? This is an entry point to this topic and whatever you write will be fine. Curriculum is developed by provincial government’s, specifically, The Ministry of Education. Topics and … Continue reading

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Response to Kumashiro’s “Against Common Sense” Chapter 2

Kumashiro describes the ideal student as one that: closely follow instructions shares the same values as their teachers sits still works quietly follows all of the school rules does not exhibit conflict with other students or teachers These ideas of … Continue reading

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John Dewey: The Beginning of Progressive Education

Choose a quote related to education. It might be a quote from lecture or a quote you found independently. In a post, unpack that quote. Think about what it makes possible and impossible in education. What does it say about … Continue reading

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Reading response to Smith’s “Curriculum Theory and Practice”

How have you experienced the Tyler Rational in your own schooling? I have never been a good student. I love to learn but I have a critical way of thinking that is always viewing the ‘big picture’. In school I … Continue reading

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Reading response to Kumashiro’s “The Problem With Common Sense” (2009)

Kumashiro defines common sense as a form of social pressure that ‘limits what is considered to be consistent with the purposes of schooling’ (Kumashiro. (2009). Through real experiences during a teaching practice in Nepal Kumashiro has come up with some … Continue reading

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