‘Commonsense’

How does Kumashiro define ‘commonsense?’ In the article, Kumashiro defines commonsense as a type of societal known knowledge based from social expectations. Commonsense is knowledge associated from a cultural societal stance: non-conventional education. Why is it so important to pay attention to the ‘commonsense?’ Paying attention to commonsense is important because commonsense knowledge is not the same to every individual. The expectation of commonsense may often marginalize or oppress individuals because commonsense may be different depending on social understandings. It is important for educators to realize how commonsense hinders the opportunity for student success. It is also important from educators to provide anti-oppressive education for inclusiveness by challenging the traditional perspective nature of commonsense based knowledge.

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