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Aboriginal Education in Canada
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EDUC 440
Section: 107
Instructor: Dr. Cash Ahenakew
Office Hours: By appointment
Class Schedule: Monday, 8:30AM-12:00PM
Classroom: Neville Scarfe 202
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Course Description

EDUC 440 – Aboriginal Education in Canada is intended to provide teacher candidates with opportunities to explore how to respectfully and meaningfully integrate Aboriginal/Indigenous history, content, and world views.

You will examine the role of Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing in Aboriginal/Indigenous societies and learn how to make use of this knowledge in your planning for the classroom, school and community. The goal is to assist all educators to make a contribution to transforming Aboriginal education in order to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal/Indigenous learners and enhance learning for all students.

This course is offered to all Elementary, Middle Years and Secondary students.

Course Topics

  • our relationship to indigenous peoples and indigenous education
  • indigenous knowledge in education
  • looking back, looking forward: aboriginal education in Canada
  • teaching residential school history and texts
  • integrating indigenous content, perspectives and knowledge into the curriculum
  • pedagogical approaches in indigenous education
  • aboriginal family and community engagement
  • indigenous languages and the classroom
  • sharing responsibility for transforming indigenous education

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