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“Crash Course” on the Draft Curriculum

The Department of Elementary Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta hosted two public information sessions on the draft K-6 curriculum. The first session was held on February 22, 2022 and the second session was held on March 15, 2022. Links to video recordings of the webinars are provided below. As the Government of Alberta moves closer to implementing its proposed curriculum for K-6 students in the Fall of 2022, concerned education professionals, experts and parents… Read More »“Crash Course” on the Draft Curriculum

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The UCP Science Draft is Not Okay

This post was first published by Deirdre Bailey, MEd and Brian Gilbert, BSc & BEd on May 7, 2021 on https://savouringtheish.wordpress.com/2021/05/07/the-ucp-science-draft-is-not-okay/ Unlike the Social Studies draft, the issues with the UCP Science curriculum proposal are a little more subtle at first glance. It is, however, no less problematic. This draft is much more prescriptive than the current curriculum, with many learning outcomes being phrased in such a way that there are clear implications for how teachers and students might take up a particular… Read More »The UCP Science Draft is Not Okay