Educational series seeks to bring decolonization to the classroom – Queen’s Journal

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 20209 Views

Queen’s University Centre for Teaching and Learning to continue hosting Indigenous education workshops

In an effort to increase the presence of Indigenous ways of knowing in classrooms, the Queen’s University Centre for Teaching and Learning will continue to host a pedagogical series for educators.

As previously reported by The Journal in 2019, although the University’s senior administrative staff’s approach towards Indigenous issues has improved, Queen’s faculty still struggled to navigate the incorporation of Indigenous topics. The educational series, titled “Introduction to Indigenous Ways of Knowing,” has been designed for educators with limited or no knowledge of Indigenous approaches to learning.

“[The first] workshop idea was an introduction to Indigenous pedagogies, and what that means, what Indigenous worldviews are and ways of knowing, and how that can apply in a classroom environment,” Lindsay Brant, the series’ educational developer, said in an interview with The Journal.

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