Aboriginal Worldviews and Education

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This course will explore indigenous ways of knowing and how this knowledge can inform education to the benefit of all students.
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Edward Bobinchak profile image
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9/10 starsCompleted
  • 4 reviews
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5 years, 2 months ago
Jean-Paul gives a great introduction to Aboriginal culture. This course does not just present facts, but helps students reflect on how Aboriginal thinking differs from Euro-classical thinking--and often is much more healthy and respectful of our environment. The course is especially oriented toward educators, but the immersion into the history and struggles of First Nations in Canada is revelatory and thought provoking for anyone.
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Camile Dionne-West profile image
8/10 starsCompleted
  • 5 reviews
  • 4 completed
5 years, 11 months ago
This was my first MOOC so I had nothing to compare it with. A knowledgeable instructor. good use of outside resources and discussions. I got a lot out of it. However the "in education" part is a bit of a misnomer - it;s more of an overview of aboriginal history leading to where we are today in Canada rather than looking specifically at education
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Christopher profile image
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 7 reviews
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5 years, 11 months ago
Really enjoyed the course and learned a lot. Exceeded expectations, didn't really know what to expect for material. The professor is very knowledgable and did a great job of organizing the material and presenting in a logical way. Covers a variety of aspects and topics so always fresh; supplemental materials, readings and videos: pertinent and useful. The only drawback is that some of the student population several times expressed in the forums an ethno-centric world view and with comments about "you can't understand because you're not Canadian" or "McDonald's is a Canadian institution" (?!), nitpicking on spelling/phrasing to non-native speakers, commentary about aboriginal alcohol compsumption, etc. Ironically this and other viewpoints highlighted the points of the class about closed-mindedness. But the superiority attitude was only in the student population, not the course overall. Highly recommend, but use caution in the forums.
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Matt Pierce profile image
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8/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 1 month ago
I took this class hoping to expand my philosophical horizons with some new perspectives on Indigenous thought and philosophy. There was a good degree of what I was looking for (mostly in relation to Aboriginal ideas about knowledge, knowing, and education - which wa fascinating), but this course actually is more designed to speak to the social issues regarding First Nations (particularly those in Canada) including education, economics, and governance. It was still quite interesting, however, and the instructor provided an abundance of out-of-class resources in the form of videos and reading. You could tell a lot of effort went into putting this course together.
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