Date: Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
SESSION IS FULL - Creating a Sense of Belonging for Students:
Indigenous Perspectives to Enrich Teaching and Learning in the Classroom
The Office of Aboriginal Education & Engagement and the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning are collaborating to invite teaching faculty members to engage with Indigenous perspectives and critically reflect about suggested teaching and learning practices that would help support a classroom free of marginalization for all learners. Collaboration and community is at the heart of this approach.
This series revolves around a Learning Circle that will include Elders, Aboriginal students and VIU teaching faculty who will provide their insights and suggestions for creating an inclusive learning environment based on a related Indigenous reading for each meeting. Between each Learning Circle meeting, faculty will be asked to apply suggestions to their own classroom teaching, critically reflect on that experience and share out at the next session. The Learning Circle will take place from September until November, meeting five times; participation in all sessions is encouraged to build a sense of community and a shared experience.
Details: Indigenous Learning Circle Website (opens in a new window)
Registration: Website (opens in a new window)
Questions? Tine.Reimers@viu.ca Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning