Week 11 ECS 210

1. 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 … More Week 11 ECS 210

Week 9 ECS 210

1. 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? 2. What does it mean for your understanding of curriculum that “We are all treaty people”? 1.) It is important to teach Treaty … More Week 9 ECS 210

ECS 210 Week 8

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) 1. List some of the … More ECS 210 Week 8

Week 7 ECS 210

What does it mean to be a “good” student according to the commonsense? Which students are privileged by this definition of the good student? What is made impossible to see/understand/believe because of these commonsense ideas? According to common sense a “good” student would most likely be a white, wealthy, heterosexual male, who is obedient and … More Week 7 ECS 210

ECS 210 Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice

Kumashiro tells us that common sense does not tell us what schools could be doing but rather it tells us what school should be doing. She explains what she means by ‘should’ we often feel the social pressure to confirm this fact. Kumashiro states “its just common sense that teachers teach those things and that students do … More ECS 210 Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice