Reframing Social Studies Education- Imagining a New ‘We’ with Dr. Samantha Cutrara
In this episode, Werklund School of Education pre-service teachers Emma Cooke and Gillian Charmbury discuss the ever evolving landscape of the social studies classroom with Dr. Samantha Cutrara, the author of Transforming the Canadian History Classroom: Imagining a New “We”:
The resulting conversation breaks down the complex relationships that exist within our schools, and the meaningful learning that results from acknowledging student’s own cultural identity in the lessons we teach them. Dr. Cutrara speaks to some misinformation found in modern discourses around the nature of Critical Race Theory, expands upon the growing role of social media in our classrooms, and shares her hopes for the future of social studies education in Canada.
Dr. Samatha Cutrara website: https://www.samanthacutrara.com/