The University of British Columbia's Faculty of Education will offer a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in January on engaging with Indigenous knowledge keepers, educational leaders, and resources to enhance understanding and knowledge of practices that advance reconciliation in the places where you live, learn, and work.
RECONCILIATION THROUGH INDIGENOUS EDUCATION
The course will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful. In this course, reconciliation emphasizes changing institutional structures, practices, and policies, as well as personal and professional ideologies to create environments that are committed to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous peoples.
For educators, this means responding to educational reforms that prioritize improved educational outcomes for Indigenous learners. In addition, educators must support all learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of Indigenous people¹s worldviews and cultures as a basis for creating equitable and inclusive learning spaces. To support these goals, teachers, administrators, young people, school staff, and researchers will learn from Indigenous Elders, educational leaders, and culturally relevant learning resources as part of their experiences in this MOOC.
For others who want to build their own competence and the capacity of those around them to engage in relationships with Indigenous peoples based on intercultural understanding, empathy, and respect, this course will help get you started in this process.
This online course is delivered using the edX platform, and runs from January 24 - March 7, 2017. The course is open to anyone, and is delivered entirely online.
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