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.
Repulsive, Regressive, and Racist: The 3Rs of Alberta Social Studies Under the UCP.
Alberta, once a leader in Social Studies education, will be reduced to a laughing stock if the proposed curriculum revisions become a reality.
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