ECS 210

ECS 210- Common Sense

Kumashiro defines ‘commonsense’ as knowledge that is supposed, ie: what schools are supposed to teach, what is expected of students and what is expected of you as an educator.

The reason that this is dangerous because we cannot go into a classroom supposing that we know what the year will be like, what our students will be like and what to teach, solely based on our own knowledge with our own ideas and expectations. This thinking is counter intuitive to anti-oppressive education. We must as educators meet our students half way and clear our ideas of what we ought to do, and instead do what we should do; which is not use common sense.

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