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. In Gale’s video she talks about the importance of relationships in mathematics and how this isn’t part of the Eurocentric style of learning. The
From kindergarten to grade nine, the majority of educational memories that I have involve creating personally responsible citizens. Kahne and Westheimer (2004) suggest, “the personally responsible citizen acts responsible in his or her community by, for example, picking up litter, giving blood, recycling, obeying laws, and staing out of debt” (p. 241). This idea sort
The purpose of teaching Treaty Education where there are few Indigenous peoples is to create a better understanding of colonialism. Donald (2010) suggested, “colonialism is an extended process of denying a relationship”; which, in turn affects everyone. Therefore, the purpose of teaching Treaty Education is to help further educate everyone on the process of colonialism
Levin (2008) states, “curriculum is defined as an official statement of what students are expected to know and be able to do” (p. 8). There are a variety of steps involved in the development and implementation of the curricula. Levin (2008) suggests governments (federal/provincial), civil servants or experts (school authorities or councils involving parents or
According to commonsense it means to be a good student by adapting to what society or schools deem as important. Painter (1986) states, “the various faculties or capacities which await development in the child are elassed as physical, mental, and moral” (p. 1). Kumashiro (2010) confirms this idea by suggesting “mainstream society often places value
Kumashiro (2009) defines “common sense does not tell us that this is what schools could be doing; it tells us that this and only this is what schools should be doing” (p. XXXV). It is important that we pay attention to ‘common sense’ because it will vary depending on the values and perspectives that are
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