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ECS 100 Chapter Notes: Week ___5____

Student Name:  Edgar Dela Cruz                 Date: Oct 17,2011                            Chapter:

 

Chapter Title: Foundations of Education, Knowledge and the History of Ideas in the West

 

 Focus Questions: (From beginning of each chapter):

 

Is information different from Knowledge?

 

 

 

 Vocabulary & Meanings: (Terms, words, phrases that are new to me):

“One must have as much respect for the teacher as for God” -Talmud

The Socratic Method from Socrates (469-399 BC)

-induction

-deduction

-aporia (systematic doubt, or doubt everything at first sight)

-dialectic (making people talk and discuss)

 

Main Messages and Key Points Presented:

 

Main Traditions of Knowledge

Acquisition of Knowledge in History

Protagoras (481-411 BC)

Plato (428-348 BC)

Aristotle (384-322 BC)

The Dark Ages (500-1000)

The Middle Ages (1000-1500)

The Reformation (1517)

The Enlightenment

19th Century

 

 

Two Questions (that I now have):

 

  1. 1.    What effective method of education?

 

 

  1. 2.    How can we ensure that future generations will receive the more content if not the same as what we learned today?

 

 

Professional Reflection (complete after seminar group discussion):

 

I think that Learning should continually evolve to the point that it is for everyone because the types of learning that we currently have is not suitable for every especially for countries like Canada that continually welcomes immigrants from other countries who have different learning styles and patterns. Also, I think that people in the near future, need to reconsider the standards of education because some of them are not “attainable”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECS 100 Chapter Notes: Week ___7____

Student Name: Edgar Dela Cruz            Date:   Oct 31, 2011             Chapter:

 

Chapter Title: Social and Cultural Realities: Aboriginal Education
 Focus Questions: (From beginning of each chapter):

 

Why do we need to talk about Aboriginal education? What is it? How do we teach it?

 Vocabulary & Meanings: (Terms, words, phrases that are new to me):

Three Aboriginal Groups in Canada: First Nations, Inuit, Metis

One treaty in this area: Treaty 4

Aboriginal languages in Saskatchewan: Cree, Dakota, etc.

Five reserves: Gordon, Starblanket, White Bear, Carry the Kettle, Fishing Lake

One Metis community: Witosh

City with the highest percentage of Aboriginal people: Prince Albert

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nation (FSIN)

Year of the Metis: 2011

Trial of Louis Riel: Regina

 

Main Messages and Key Points Presented:

 

Four R’s used in a letter about Aboriginal education

-responsibility to students and community

-relevance

-respect

-reciprocity

It’s all about the land. We are all living on treaty land.

Many people are ignorant of the Aboriginal culture

Aboriginal people have inherited grief from their ancestors.

Europeans own land but Aboriginal people believe everything in the land is animate and sacred relatives.

The Constitution Act of Canada

Aboriginal people have been defined in the constitution with one generic term, even though there’s so many different groups.

You may apply for Indian status, and be recognized as treaty. It’s very confusing.

If anyone in your family is non-Indian, it’s possible that you will lose status

Your education and health is paid for by the government, but some things are not covered.

Agency is the ability to make decisions and act on them. In Aboriginal education, it is important for students to be taught this and allow them to be imaginative, contrary to residential school, where they were seen as enemies of the state.

Some students were kept in school and away from family for  11 out of 12 months.

At the time of residential schools, Indigenous people were seen as a problem. Until 1960, Aboriginal peoples were not Canadian citizens and did not have the right to vote.

There was a huge amount of abuse taking place in residential schools. People who went to these schools were later paid as an apology.

Most were not physically or sexually abused, but were abused by being separated from family, kept in an institution, and being forbidden to speak any Aboriginal language.

How?

When you learn about Aboriginal culture, you have to immerse yourself in the culture and people.

Speakers in the classroom

Treaty education

Working with elders

Attend community events, such as pow-wows and feasts, and allow students to organize them

Take an integrated approach to teaching: art and math, so using Indigenous art to teach general art, etc.

-Storytelling with attention to voice, source, and movies

-Several years ago, the premier said that all students must learn about the treaty

Know your history and integrate it:

-treaties

-Indian Act

-Red River and North West Rebellions

-residential schools

-Nation Indian Brotherhood of 1970

-Indian control of Indian education in 1973

-etc.

Indigenous Knowledge

-Ecology root versus cosmology as spiritual root

-spirit and body interconnected

-transmitted over time

-local or community focus

-rituals and myths

Sacred Circle

-4 teachings are elements of humans and nature, directions, animals, and colours. This circle is also known as the medicine wheel.

-Not all groups have the medicine wheel, so the local knowledge is important.

-integrating aboriginal content and knowledge in tests, stories, and ways of knowing (work in circles, talk about the importance of the circle, create a relationship with the land, teach outside

-avoid doing this only once or twice. Classes should not trivialize people and make them seem like they are not changing.

Incorporate humour whenever possible.

 

Two Questions (that I now have):

 

  1. 1.    What are we suppose to do to rectify this “racial” issue that is plundering our society for centuries?

 

 

  1. 2.    What do you think about some people taking advantage of the First Nation’s benefit?

 

 

Professional Reflection (complete after seminar group discussion):

I think we need to be more careful about what we utter and perceive. Furthermore, I think we need to consider everyone from every race, country, and domains before making decisions that could possibly be damaging to our diverse society here in Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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