A Twitter thread explaining some of the principles of curriculum development.
Dispelling myths about curriculum-making in Alberta. Again.
It's time to debunk curriculum-making myths in Alberta. Again. If this post doesn't convince people that these persistent myths are wrong, nothing will.
A Bold Return to the 19th Century
As a former social studies educator and curriculum specialist with more than 40 years experience as a classroom teacher in Alberta and an Education Faculty member at the University of Alberta, it is clear to me that the current draft version of the social studies curriculum is a retrograde document that is wholly inappropriate in its structure, content and objectives.
8 Questions about the Draft Alberta Social Studies Curriculum (K-6)
How do I know if a curriculum is well developed? What questions should I ask about a curriculum in order to identify its strengths and weaknesses? What are the different elements of a curriculum? Read on...
Analysis of the Draft Alberta K-6 Social Studies Curriculum (Part 1)
When much of the world is moving toward concept- and competency-based curricula, Alberta is retreating to a curriculum that is about accumulating bits and pieces of information, not deep understanding. In this post, I offer some high-level observations along with a heavily marked up copy of the K-2 portion of the curriculum.
Open Letter to Premier Kenney and Minister LaGrange
On November 13th, 2020, the following letter was sent to Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Education, Adriana LaGrange. Over 300 academics, history professionals, and others signed it in support.
Good grief. It gets worse.
As more people look into C.P. Champion's qualifications - or lack thereof - it becomes clearer and clearer that he should not be in a position to advise the Minister of Education in Alberta (or anywhere for that matter).
Replacing one ideology with another
Reflections on one of the experts advising Minister LaGrange.
Reflections on the Ministerial Order on Student Learning released by Minister Adriana LaGrange on August 6, 2020
It is shocking and frankly unacceptable that the Minister of Education and her press secretary do not understand the difference between curriculum and teaching and learning resources.
Reflections on the report released by Minister Adriana LaGrange on January 29, 2020 Curriculum Advisory Panel: Recommendations on Direction for Curriculum
Carla L. Peck, PhD Professor, Department of Elementary Education Faculty of Education University of Alberta Originally published on January 30, 2020 here. My Background I was an elementary teacher in New Brunswick before returning to university to pursue graduate studies. I have a Bachelor of Arts (Combined Honours) in French and History from Dalhousie University,… Continue reading Reflections on the report released by Minister Adriana LaGrange on January 29, 2020 Curriculum Advisory Panel: Recommendations on Direction for Curriculum