ABOUT THIS EDITION
What is one new curriculum offering that could be designed to equip students to face the challenges facing our world (with hope and a sense of promise for the future)?
Periods of social unrest often lead us to take a close look at the institutions designed to serve us, including our systems of public education. It didn’t take long for the COVID-19 crisis to force us to look at the gaps, inequities and injustices that had become baked into our public education systems and ways that we could do better moving forward. While many of the changes necessary to address these deficiencies are too large for any one person or group to tackle, there are ways to imbue educators, scholars and policy activists with the agency to work towards public schools that are more equitable, accessible and just.
In this iteration of Education Canada, we are inviting education thinkers to imagine something very specific and actionable. What is one new curriculum offering that could be designed to equip students to face the various challenges facing our world with hope and a sense of promise for the future? How could that course offer students the knowledge, skills and competencies to move with greater confidence into their adult lives? How do we begin to make substantial changes to the 130 year-old way of thinking about curriculum — one step, one course at a time?
Read, listen and explore the key question through these multiple lenses:
- Unlearning colonialism
- Global citizenship education
- Imaginative ecological education
Our network of members and wide K-12 education community can look forward to emerging researchers contributing to:
- A lively one-hour podcast to highlight four researcher perspectives;
- In-depth feature articles to delve deeper into emerging research;
- On-theme podcast episodes from the voicEd Radio community to bring in more perspectives;
All will be easily accessible to members.
This edition is sponsored in part by Courses For Teachers, by Queen’s University
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