Common sense is the aspect of different perspectives, people with different cultural backgrounds and education brought different perspectives and their idea of what commonsense was. We bring different assumptions, expectations, and values to the school system. Common sense limits what is considered to be consistent with the purposes of schooling. People who challenge our commonsense are often dismissed are irrelevant.
It is important to pay attention to commonsense because we may become set in our ways that become so second nature that we must be aware of the things we are doing so we do not become stuck in a way that we judge only others rather than ourselves. When our own common sense goes unquestioned, we being to oppress someone else’s common sense and allow ourselves to blanket our views and make them appear to be superior, although they may not be. Failure to critique our own assumptions, causes our assumptions to impact our commonsense. Our individual values can be oppressive, and we can marginalize others based on our intrinsic values. We often assume we are to keep our commonsensical views intact in order to unravel someone else's.
I have experienced the Tyler rationale in my school as classrooms mainly focus on the content being taught, the aspect of drilling in the information into your head, giving an assignment or two then being able to spew all the information out onto a test paper and being graded on it. Schooling typically lacks the relationship between students and learning, it really only focuses on the students and teaching which is two completely different avenues. Especially in younger grades we need to build a working relationship between students and the knowledge they are being taught. As younger students we crave for a bond/relationship between student, teacher and knowledge.
Some major limitations of the Tyler rationale are that he creates major limitations between student and teacher. The teacher is viewed as a reel, they must open the curriculum book out and play it out the same way every time with little emotion or passion for the subject. Because of the way teachers are thought to act in his rationale, the students end up with little to no voice. When they teachers act as a reel, having to stay on time and continue moving from subject to subject the students are unable to advocate for their learning. They cannot ask questions which limits their knowledge they may have received if their learning was delivered differently. The students are told how to think, feel and act rather than discovering their emotions on their own. This may cause some students internal turmoil and cause a blow up disrupting a class more than if the teacher was to go off script.
Some benefits of the Tyler rationale is that all students would get the same education throughout the school system, or even throughout the country. If a student is moving from location to location due to family matters, the students learning is not inhibited. They can move from province to province or one school to the next in the same division and be taught the same thing, whereas that is not the case today in schools. Having a standard curriculum would allow students to have an uninterrupted education, allowing them to grow and learn more efficiently.