ECMP 355 Introduction

Hello ECMP! Well since this is our third (and counting?) time introducing ourselves to the class I figure it is time to get a little more in-depth than the routine “I’m a middle years ed students, just finished my internship, etc…”.

Interests/Worldview

So my name is Cameron, and I have a great many interests. Rather than list them, I’ll let This screenshot of tags I follow on Medium list them.

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By the way if you don’t know Medium, you need to get on it. Medium is a different kind of place to read and write on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward and words still matter.”

You’ll notice that one my tags is Religion. My interest in religion is two fold. 1) I have a sociological interest in how the various faiths of the world in practice shapes peoples lives, politics, and worldviews, along with religion’s capacity for charity in the world, as well as it’s capacity for oppression. 2) I also have a spiritual interest as I am a practicing Evangelical Christian, and I’m quite involved in leadership at my home church. I spend a lot of time helping with the music playing Piano/Synth as well as the young adults ministry study my church offers. Im interest in the role community plays in church culture, as well mobilizing the community as a force for social justice.

Anyway, university + working as an EA + church stuff + Netflix = my life right now.

Tech in the classroom

I think Tech in the classroom is the greatest thing since teachers in the classroom. But that’s just because I love technology. I also think it’s crucial for students to be able to speak the language of technology since it will likely play a prominent role in their lives and future society. As many studies indicate, the education system is preparing students for a world that no longer exists. This is a pretty loaded statement that pertains to a lot more than technology, but I do think that Technology is the key to preparing students for the world that does exist. It can make the learning process more efficient and streamlined. When used properly technology can also raise the capacity of students to teach themselves through inquiry.

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2 thoughts on “ECMP 355 Introduction

  1. Thank you for this introduction Cam. Although we have known each other through our Middle Years section, I have never heard your perspective on religion. I found it fascinating how you have made this connection between your spiritual and sociological worlds. Thank you for sharing! Are you hoping to stay in Moose Jaw to teach after you graduate?

    • Hey Ryan! I’m actually not sure where I want to teach after I graduate. I’m pretty comfortable in Moose Jaw as it is my community and most of my immediate family is here. But hearing about Kelsey, Brett, and others snagging jobs over seas to teach has got me thinking about that now.

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