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 teacher candidates.
Course topics include:
- 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