How are teachers incorporating aboriginal pedagogies into their classrooms?
What: Indigenous pedagogies and knowledges in the public school system
Who: Diane Campeau, part of UBC Okanagan’s AlterKnowledge Discussion Series
When: Friday, December 5, 7 p.m.
Where: Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art (RCA), 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna
Public schools in BC are increasingly offering students the opportunity to explore indigenous knowledges and perspectives.
This is reflected in recent developments such as the English First Peoples curriculum, which explores indigenous worldviews through literature. More than the integration of indigenous content, these education initiatives are also about valuing indigenous approaches to teaching and learning.
What is indigenous pedagogy, and how is it incorporated into the public school classroom? Diane Campeau will initiate this discussion about the relevance of indigenous pedagogy for education, bringing to the discussion her experience working with schools in B.C. and in communities of the Algonquin Nation in Quebec.
“With new developments in B.C. curriculum and assessment, it’s a great time to have public conversations about how teachers are incorporating indigenous pedagogies into their classrooms,” says Allison Hargreaves, assistant prof., English and Cultural Studies, with the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. “When we hear about the importance of including indigenous content in the K-12 curriculum, we might forget that how we teach and learn is just as important as the content itself.”
Campeau’s presentation is part of UBC Okanagan’s AlterKnowledge Discussion Series. This event is open to the public and takes place 7 p.m. Friday, December 5 at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna.