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Engaged Philosophical Inquiry: A self-directed inquiry group guide

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - one year ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leani…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - one year ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leaning among educators but may also be useful to parents or other adults who interact with children. It is designed to be used in self-directed inquiry groups but can also be used for personal study. It builds capacity for using engaged philosophical inquiry in drug education but the concepts and skills apply to education generally. The material in this guide is arranged as an 8-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own needs. The theory and practice readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. They familiarize you with foundational ideas and theories of philosophical inquiry and how they can be applied to different learning environments. They discuss different philosophical content (e.g., questions) and philosophical methods to help you with facilitation. They are meant to stimulate thinking not provide all the answers.
Subject
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
professional learning
capacity building
drug education
philosophical thinking
reflective thinking
teacher resource
URLs
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/hs-epi-guide.pdf
Learning Standards
The material in this guide is arranged as an 8-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own availability and needs. Each session includes: • a theory reading and a practice reading • a short introduction to the material • discussion questions that emerge out of the readings • activities to work on individually, with colleagues or in the classroom • suggestions for reflection and recording thoughts in your journal The theory and practice readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. They familiarize you with foundational ideas and theories of philosophical inquiry and how they can be applied to different learning environments. They discuss different philosophical content (e.g., questions) and philosophical methods (e.g., analytic, phenomenological and hermeneutic) to help you with facilitation. They are meant to stimulate thinking not provide all the answers.
Duration
Several days with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2017
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Gender Identity, Media and Stereotypes

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
Submitted By
Steve Mulligan - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson will explore the difference between a…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
Submitted By
Steve Mulligan - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson will explore the difference between a person’s biological sex and their gender identity, and that gender roles and expectations are socially constructed, influenced by media and evolve or change over time. It highlights that everyone defines their own gender identity, and that this identity needs to be respected.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
SOGI
LGBTQ
Gender
gender identity
media
stereotypes
sexual orientation
URLs
http://www.sogieducation.org
http://pridenet.ca/wp-content/uploads/the-gender-spectrum.pdf
http://www.transstudent.org/gender
Learning Standards
Describe and assess strategies for responding to discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying Describe factors that positively influence mental well-being and self-identity Factors that influence self-identity, including body image and social media Physical, emotional, and social changes that occur during puberty, including those involving sexuality and sexual identity
Duration
2 x 40 min
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 20, 2016
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Health guidelines: Are they helpful?

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
We live in a world of ‘mixed signals’ about how t…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
We live in a world of ‘mixed signals’ about how to stay healthy and enjoy life and the risks and rewards of substance use. It can be hard to decide which suggestions are right. Health related guidelines and recommendations have been developed by scientists and health researchers to help Canadians make decisions that promote health. But these guidelines often fail to acknowledge their own limitations or to place their recommendations within the context of broader social and political factors. This lesson introduces some of these guidelines and recommendations that can provide a springboard for critically reviewing particular behaviours (eating, physical activity, substance use) and exploring how such guidelines might be useful in making decisions about health and well-being. Rather than trying to “sell” students on a specific behaviour or belief, the learning activities should help students build the skills to explore and seek to understand and manage their own health.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug education
drug literacy
cannabis use
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Physical and Health Education 9 Big idea: Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being Competencies: Participate daily in physical activity designed to enhance and maintain health components of fitness Describe how students’ participation in physical activities at school, at home, and in the community can influence their health and fitness Propose healthy choices that support lifelong health and well-being Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Propose strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships Create strategies for promoting the health and well-being of the school and community Analyze strategies for promoting mental well- being, for self and others Assess and evaluate strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Physical and Health Education 10 Big ideas: Understanding our strengths, weaknesses, and personal preferences helps us plan and achieve our goals Healthy choices influence, and are influenced by, our physical, emotional, and mental well- being Understanding the factors that influence our health empowers us to take action to improve it Competencies: Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Analyze how health-related decisions support the achievement of personal healthy-living goals Analyze the potential effects of social influences on health Evaluate and explain strategies for promoting mental well-being Explore factors contributing to substance use Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Describe the relationships between physical activities, mental well-being and overall health Physical and Health Education 9/10 Career-Life Education / Career-Life Connections Big idea: Finding balance between personal and work life promotes well-being Competencies: Identify career-life challenges and opportunities, and generate and apply strategies Practise effective strategies for healthy school/ work/life balance Career-Life Connections Big idea: A sense of purpose and career-life balance support well-being Competencies: Recognize personal worldviews and perspectives, and consider their influence on values, actions, and preferred futures Explore and evaluate personal strategies, including social, physical, and financial, to maintain well-being Identify and apply preferred approaches to learning for ongoing career-life development and self-advocacy Engage in, reflect on, and evaluate career-life exploration
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Kids can't wait for solutions to child poverty poster

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Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Adult
Submitted By
CASJ - 3 years ago
Description
Use this poster to spark conversations with your …
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Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
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5
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Adult
Submitted By
CASJ - 3 years ago
Description
Use this poster to spark conversations with your colleagues around students' poverty based needs in your school. The back of the poster provides strategies to better support students living in poverty as well as recommended actions to reduce poverty levels in British Columbia. Links to additional resources, lesson plans and workshops are also provided.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Research
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
solidarity
advocacy
barriers
families
URLs
http://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/Poverty/ChildPovertyPoster.pdf
Duration
n/a
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 9, 2016
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A Natural High

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
Endurance aerobic activities (like jogging, cycli…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
Endurance aerobic activities (like jogging, cycling, dancing, rowing and the like) have long been seen as reducing stress, relieving anxiety, enhancing mood and decreasing the perception of pain. The high that can sometimes accompany jogging even led to the creation of its own term, “runner's high.” There are various theories on how this “high” occurs related to the natural release in the body of endorphins, endocannabinoids or leptin. These “natural drugs” activate the same mechanisms in the brain as opioids, cannabis or other drugs. While the research on the “runner’s high” is not definitive, there is solid evidence that exercise, even in smaller doses, can boost your mood, raise your energy level, relieve anxiety and make you feel calm and relaxed. This on top of all the other benefits of physical activity!
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
substance use
drug use
drug education
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Links to Curriculum First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions Physical and Health Education 8 Big ideas • Daily participation in different types of physical activity influences our physical literacy and personal health and fitness goals • Lifelong participation in physical activity has many benefits and is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional and mental well-being Competencies • Describe how students’ participation in physical activities at school, at home, and in the community can influence their health and fitness • Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals • Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being, for self and others • Describe and assess strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
May 19, 2017
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A Park or a Cage?

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
“Drugs cause addiction.” This was the conclusion …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
“Drugs cause addiction.” This was the conclusion drawn from repeated rat experiments in numerous university research centres in the 1950s and 60s. These studies had involved the use of tiny cages with contraptions that allowed isolated animals to drink drug-laced sugar water or inject drugs by pressing a lever. The rats consumed large amounts of heroin, morphine, amphetamine, cocaine and other drugs, sometimes not eating and dying through neglect. This led scientists to conclude that the drugs had innate powers that made them irresistible to rats and humans alike.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
substance use
drug education
the rat park experiment
drug addiction
health literacy
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies • Social and community health o Createstrategiesforpromotingthehealthandwell-beingoftheschoolandcommunity • Mental well-being o Analyzestrategiesforpromotingmentalwell-beingforselfandothers o Assessandevaluatestrategiesformanagingproblemsrelatedtomentalwell-beingand substance use for others o Exploreanddescribefactorsthatshapepersonalidentities,includingsocialandcultural factors
Duration
60 to 90 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
May 19, 2017
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Questioning Gender Expectations

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
2
3
4
5
Submitted By
Steve Mulligan - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson will explore the expectations we have…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
2
3
4
5
Submitted By
Steve Mulligan - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson will explore the expectations we have around gender, and reinforce the notion that no one should feel confined by these expectations or teased /put down because of them.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
Keywords
SOGI
LGBTQ
Gender
gender identity
gender diversity
teasing
bullying
name-calling
URLs
http://www.sogieducation.org
http://pridenet.ca/wp-content/uploads/the-gender-spectrum.pdf
Learning Standards
ELA 2/3 - The role that story plays in personal, family, and community identity ELA 4/5 - Use personal experience and knowledge to connect to text and deepen understanding of self, community, and world PHE 2/3 - Identify personal skills, interests, and preferences and describe how they influence self-identity PHE 4/5 - Describe factors that positively influence mental well-being and self-identity
Duration
2 x 40 min
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 20, 2016
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SOGI + Intersectionality learning module

Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 8 months ago
Description
The SOGI + Intersectionality module is designed f…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 8 months ago
Description
The SOGI + Intersectionality module is designed for curious educators to understand what intersectionality and SOGI-inclusive education look like in the classroom. The 90-minute module includes a video, facilitation guide and PowerPoint and provides an opportunity to delve deeper into conversations on inclusive education and the ways in which educators can best impact their students. The module was created by ARC Foundation, with guidance from education partners, educators and parents in the community.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
ProD
Gender
Social Justice
URLs
https://bc.sogieducation.org/pro-d
Learning Standards
This 90-minute module is designed for educators who have completed the foundational SOGI 1 2 3 learning modules and are looking for a deeper SOGI-inclusive learning experience.
Duration
Varies
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 30, 2019
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Stress: dogs, cannabis, exercise or ...

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Various studies have shown that having a pet can …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Various studies have shown that having a pet can increase self-esteem, physical fitness, and social connectedness while decreasing loneliness and stress. This lesson uses this fact as a jumping off point to engage students in thinking about ways we might use to manage stress, the different impacts these strategies might have and how to make choices in using these tools to maximize our own well-being. As a facilitator of dialogue, you are not an observer but a participant in the conversation. So you should feel free to add in thoughts that may not be voiced by the students (but do so in a way that is conversational rather than authoritative). At the end of the day, we want students to recognize that some tools (like exercise and breathing) are more universal, both in terms of number of people for whom they are effective and the range of situations in which they help. But no tool is a magic bullet, and all tools must be used wisely.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Physical and Health Education 7/8/9 Big ideas: Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health Healthy relationships can help us lead rewarding and fulfilling lives Competencies: Identify factors that influence healthy choices and explain their potential health effects Develop and apply a variety of movement concepts and strategies in different physical activities Describe how students’ participation in physical activities at school, at home, and in the community can influence their health and fitness Analyze strategies for promoting mental well- being, for self and others Assess and evaluate strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Assess factors that influence healthy choices and their potential health effects Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Reflect on outcomes of personal healthy-living goals and assess strategies used Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being, for self and others Describe and assess strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Propose healthy choices that support lifelong health and well-being
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018

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