Course Schedule

Summer 2023

EDU 560 Bringing Life to Literacy Experiences: Honoring Indigenous Foundational Ways of Knowing, Being, and Doing in Literacy Learning ★3

This course is designed to transform understandings of Indigenous ways of nurturing literacy learning. Students will have the opportunity to participate in diverse experiences designed to deepen understanding of the potential of Indigenous knowledges, relational pedagogies, and autobiographical narrative inquiry for transforming understandings of Literacy and how we can inspire and nurture literacy alongside our next generations of children and youth.

EDU 561 Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Foundational Indigenous Knowledge and Knowing ★3

This course provides opportunities for students (as Individuals and as part of a collective learning community) to dwell with the key concepts and frameworks that inform current understandings of Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy. Particular attentiveness will be given to the idea of foundational Indigenous knowledge and knowing what those might be and how we might express our understandings of those in contemporary educational contexts. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment, refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

EDU 562 Indigenous Land Teachings: Transitioning Towards Common Ground in Education ★3

This course will bring educators together on the Land to grow knowledge of traditional Anishinaabe laws and precepts. Anishinaabe ecological relational knowledge is based on interdependent relationships and ‘Land as teacher’. An experiential process of reconciliation with Land is realized through respectful and relational ways of being. Educators will explore opportunities for children and youth to learn from the Land alongside Indigenous families and communities in schools.

EDU 563 Supporting the Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous Students ★3

This course is directed towards teachers who expect to work with Indigenous children and youth. It is designed to provide learners with a broad introduction to child and adolescent development from Indigenous perspectives, as well as promising practices for helping Indigenous students to reach their full potential.