EDUC 440.926 Aboriginal Educ Syllabus.docx

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EDUC 440: Aboriginal Education in Canada May-June 2016 Instructor(s): Lynn Wainwright Office Hours: After class Email: [email protected] Location: Scarfe Room 203 COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is intended to provide teacher candidates with knowledge and a deeper understanding of Aboriginal/Indigenous people’s worldviews, approaches to learning, and their histories and contemporary realities. Teacher candidates will explore how Indigenous histories, perspectives, content, worldviews and pedagogies can be respectfully and meaningfully integrated in the curriculum, teaching, and programming of classrooms, schools, and community contexts. Further, this course is also intended to provide teacher candidates with opportunities to prepare themselves not only for the classroom, but to develop respectful relationships between Aboriginal families, schools, and communities where educators live and work. Our overall goal is to assist those becoming professional educators to make a contribution to transforming Aboriginal/Indigenous education in order to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal/Indigenous learners and enhance the learning opportunities for all students. This course reflects the Faculty of Education’s commitment to preparing teachers who are knowledgeable, skilled, flexible, and compassionate in their professional practice and who are guided by a sense of social and ethical responsibility in relation to the communities in which they work. In addition, this course responds to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), whereby educators are prepared to advance Aboriginal history and worldviews in the curriculum of schools. Please see: Ensuring future teachers are better prepared to work with Aboriginal learners and communities is a key strategy of the Canadian Association of Dean’s of Education Accord on Indigenous Education (2009) Please see: COURSE GOALS Teacher candidates will: Explore personal and professional histories and assumptions in relationship to Indigenous peoples, histories, and worldviews. Develop awareness and knowledge of the colonial histories and current realities of Indigenous peoples. Engage with Indigenous worldviews, perspectives, and pedagogies that contextualize and support curriculum development, teaching, and Indigenous family/community engagement. Demonstrate an understanding of a) the reciprocal relationship between Indigenous and Western/Dominant educational perspectives accommodated for within Indigenous worldviews and scholarship; and b) theoretical perspectives within Indigenous scholarship and the application of these perspectives to teaching and learning.
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  • Summer '16
  • Lynn Wainwright
  • Indigenous Australians, Indigenous Education

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