For the next couple of days I am in Dr. Wendy Burton’s Indigenizing the Curriculum by Design workshop. So far it is terrific. Wendy is a great facilitator with lots of experience and a warm and inclusive manner. Our project over the three day workshop is to indigenize a current course that we teach. I’ve chosen First Peoples English (Provincial level). It might seem weird to indigenize a course that already has lots of FN content but it’s not just the content that makes a course indigenized.
Today we had to choose one learning outcome to work on from our course. I chose this one:
“gather, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information into a research paper or report of approximately 1500 words using an appropriate documentation style ( e.g. APA, MLA or Chicago)”
Our homework for tonight is to gather resources that would help us create appropriate learning activities for this outcome, so I’m going to list a few here:
BC First Nations Teacher’s Guide
Twinkle’s Happy Place (blog by an Aboriginal education specialist)
CBC Radio One show: Unreserved With Roseanna Deerchild
FNESC English First Peoples IRP
Where Are The Children? (interactive website about residential schools)
And thank you to Libby Roderick who has suggested another free downloadable resource from her organization: Stop Talking and Listen: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education.