Would you like to learn more about Indigenous teaching strategies? Would you like to read about how disciplinary colleagues have brought Indigenous approaches and ways of knowing into their classrooms?
If these questions have piqued your curiosity, check out this Indigenous education resource. This resource has been developed to support instructors who wish to learn about Indigenous approaches to education. It is intended to provide background information, encourage reflection, potentially inform pedagogical decisions, and foster conversation.
The resource offers support for those who wish to do any (or all!) of the following:
- Consult local (to McGill, in Tiohtià:ke / Montreal) Indigenous resources
- Understand Indigenous pedagogy terminology
- Decolonize and indigenize your course
- Learn about Indigenous peoples’ history
- Explore Indigenous teaching strategies
- Consider Indigenous assessment approaches
- Read journals about Indigenous issues
- Consult discipline-specific Indigenous resources
The content, organized by the bulleted actions above, includes articles, videos, reports, instructional materials, and links to community and on-campus information. Most of these materials are written by Indigenous authors or give voice to Indigenous peoples. Curious to see if any of your colleagues’ work is included? Check out the discipline-specific page.
It would be helpful to learn about your reaction to this new resource. Is it useful? How could we improve it? Let us know!
Reflection question: Which link in the Indigenous education resource might you consult this week?
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