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Month: August 2020

Summary of Learning

Summary of Learning

Over the past few weeks I have learned a lot about curriculum. I learned that curriculum is so much more than a document that presents a framework for classroom material (as I previously discussed in my blog). There is so much more to understand about it as we examine how it is created and implemented (Levin), and further as our biases and lenses impact its actual presentation – both outright stated and not (that is hidden curriculum, as I looked…

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Curriculum as Numeracy and as Literacy

Curriculum as Numeracy and as Literacy

Numeracy “Until recently, mathematics was looked at as a universal language. After all, no matter where we are, ‘two plus two equals four’. This conception of mathematics as universal language is being challenged. Different cultures have developed different mathematical tools according to their needs and their environment, and the Inuit community is no exception” (p. 54). Teaching mathematics and the Inuit community by Poirier (2007) Gale Russell stated, “mathematics education has tried to maintain a singular order and a singular…

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Citizenship Education

Citizenship Education

Citizenship Education ties into many aspects of school, meaning that without necessarily realizing, we learn what makes a good citizen, and how to effectively function as a “good” member of society. Westheimer, J. & Kahne, J.’s article discussed three types of citizens. “What kind of citizen do we need to support an effective democratic society? In mapping the terrain that surrounds answers to this question, we found that three visions of ‘citizenship’ were particularly helpful in making sense of the variation:…

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