Detours: Social Science Education Research Journal <p><em>Detours: Social Science Education Research Journal (Detours)</em> is the official journal of the British Columbia Social Studies Teachers Association (BCSSTA) in partnership with the British Columbia Librarians Association (BCLA) and the British Columbia Teacher's Federation (BCTF).&nbsp;<em>Detours</em> provides a multidisciplinary forum for Social Science research, practice, and areas of interest in educational settings.&nbsp; The aim of the journal is to foster and support dialogue between practitioners and researchers, provide articles of general interest to teachers, offer a platform for researchers to connect with teachers and for teachers to augment professional development with research.&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><img src="/public/site/images/cpaget/bcssta-colour-logo-medium2.jpg" alt="" width="369" height="127"></p> en-US (Christine Paget) (Christine Paget) Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 OJS 60 Developing core competencies with the Ethics Bowl <p>How can we best promote our students' intellectual development in the current environment? The ongoing curricular reform in BC proposes an answer, albeit incomplete, to this question. After reviewing the guiding principles of the new curriculum,&nbsp;I will describe an activity that has recently been implemented in BC--the High School&nbsp;Ethics Bowl--and I will explain how it fosters an integrative development of each core&nbsp;competency emphasized in the new curriculum.</p> Nicolas Fillion ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 Just Open the Damn Door! <p>Still to come</p> Graeme A. Stacey ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:11:32 -0700 Platform Capitalism Colonizes Education <p>A “platform” when used in the technology field means a digital structure on which a range of services are built.&nbsp;</p> <p>This paper takes a critical look at the shape of “platform capitalism” and at how platforms have increasingly become the tools and providers of the content of education.&nbsp; It examines the major corporations colonizing education, including Google, Micorsoft, Apple and Amazon, as well as a platform sprecific to education, Class Dojo.</p> <p>Finally, it calls for government regulation as the only way to have public accountability and use of the data that is crucial to developments of AI in education.</p> Larry Kuehn ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:11:41 -0700 Tools or Toys: An Ongoing Conversation about Wisdom in a Wired World <p>none</p> John Myers ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:12:16 -0700 Making the Connection: The Geographical Naming of the Salish Sea Along the Pacific Coast of North America and the Sea of Japan/East Sea in Advanced Placement Geography <p>Geographical place names are important.&nbsp; The naming of the Salish Sea on the west coast of Canada and the United States was a relatively smooth undertaking in comparison to other geographical naming disputes around the world.&nbsp; The dispute between the Republic of Korea and Japan over the name of the Sea of Japan is just one example of how topographical name changes can be a complex endevour.&nbsp; This paper examines the processes involved in the naming of the Salish Sea and compares it to the cultural and political dispute between the Republic of Korea and Japan over name of the Sea of Japan.&nbsp; Students in Advanced Placement Human Geography use these two examples and look at the similarites and differences.&nbsp; By doing so, students will be able to learn more about cultures and political organization and understand why topographic naming is more complex in some places than others.</p> Tina Clarke ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:12:28 -0700