ECS 210 Reflections

Curriculum as Cultural and Social Practice

The course will explore the intersections of socioeconomic, political, cultural, geographical, religious, gender and sexual orientation differences with educational and curricular practices as prescribed, negotiated and lived. It will also examine how different teacher, administrator and learner identities are shaped by these practices.

University of Regina – Course Catalog
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One comment

  1. Hey Sequoia,

    No doubt that Friere is onto something when he critique’s that we need to look at education as a means for fighting dominant social norms. I like that you point you point out that change doesn’t come without action.

    My question to you is how do we as teachers decide what’s best for our students to learn using a praxis method if education in inherantly political? Each teacher will have their own political views, and approach teaching methods differently, so do we allow the political shift to swing from teacher to teacher? Or do we have set curriculum to enforce many views of the world?

    Another thing I really liked about your post was talking about hidden curriculum. It is impoetant that we recognize that students will learn things inside and outside of the classroom from social norms or speaking with peers that can be positive or negative. It’s important that we keep an eye open about how students behave when the teachers aren’t around.


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