Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education

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This course will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful. In this course, reconciliation emphasizes changing institutional structures, practices, and policies, as well as personal and professional ideologies to create environments that are committed to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous peoples.

For educators, this means responding to educational reforms that prioritize improved educational outcomes for Indigenous learners. In addition, educators must support all learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of Indigenous people’s worldviews and cultures as a basis for creating equitable and inclusive learning spaces. To support these goals, teachers, administrators, young people, school staff, and research...

This course will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful. In this course, reconciliation emphasizes changing institutional structures, practices, and policies, as well as personal and professional ideologies to create environments that are committed to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous peoples.

For educators, this means responding to educational reforms that prioritize improved educational outcomes for Indigenous learners. In addition, educators must support all learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of Indigenous people’s worldviews and cultures as a basis for creating equitable and inclusive learning spaces. To support these goals, teachers, administrators, young people, school staff, and researchers will learn from Indigenous Elders, educational leaders, and culturally relevant learning resources as part of their experiences in this course.

For others who want to build their own competence and the capacity of those around them to engage with in relationships with Indigenous peoples based on intercultural understanding, empathy, and respect, this course will help get you get started in this process.

This course is regularly updated and may change. If you’re signing up now, revisit this page for the latest details a few weeks ahead of the start date.

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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 6 months ago
A course that anyone and everyone should take. It has been an eye opener for me, I wish I had taken it years ago. I have been told that my teaching practice has changed since I have started the course. I am so blessed it did. Thank you.
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2 years, 6 months ago
This is a great basic course and I think a version of this course should be absorbed by all Canadians. This excellent course combines videos, recordings, readings and discussions to clearly examine the issues surrounding reconciliation for settler and indigenous peoples. I was unaware just how devastating the Residential School system was and the degree its lasting effects has on Indigenous people. I would recommend it to all.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 6 months ago
This excellent course combines videos, recordings, readings and discussions to clearly examine the issues surrounding reconciliation for settler and indigenous peoples. The inclusion of diverse situations (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc) helped to identify the similarities and differences in the challenge of reconciliation. I particularly appreciated the excellent discussions among the worldwide participants in the class. I highly recommend this class.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 6 months ago
This is a great course and I think a version of this course should be mandatory for all Canadian students in High School. I was unaware how devastating the Residential School system was and its lasting effects on Indigenous people who suffered in this archaic system of cultural destruction.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
I took this course a year ago and it was enlightening. The Blanket exercise is being widely used in schools although First Nations peoples in Friendship Centres or in classrooms are telling me they want to hear about First Nations applied science and First Nations heroes as well as honouring those that were victims. It appears it may be detrimental to FN students to only hear about victimhood when talking about FN in the classroom. As an add-on to this course or a spin-off, it would be great to have a course that is nothing but classroom activities - actually doing them because reading about them only means they will not be implemented due to not being sure about how. Non-aboriginal teachers are not sure of wording or the overall impression that an activity should have until they see an activity done by a FN person or a person they know has been trained appropriately. This is my experience and I am hearing similar things from othe... I took this course a year ago and it was enlightening. The Blanket exercise is being widely used in schools although First Nations peoples in Friendship Centres or in classrooms are telling me they want to hear about First Nations applied science and First Nations heroes as well as honouring those that were victims. It appears it may be detrimental to FN students to only hear about victimhood when talking about FN in the classroom. As an add-on to this course or a spin-off, it would be great to have a course that is nothing but classroom activities - actually doing them because reading about them only means they will not be implemented due to not being sure about how. Non-aboriginal teachers are not sure of wording or the overall impression that an activity should have until they see an activity done by a FN person or a person they know has been trained appropriately. This is my experience and I am hearing similar things from other instructors. Our class is going to a Friendship Centre to get many of the Learning Outcomes met regarding First Nations peoples - it does not make sense for me as a non-Aboriginal to do all of the talking about FN peoples. Face-to-face interaction with local First Nations groups is likely going to be much more effective in creating positive change than I could be by reviewing videos etc. It would also be great to go to reserves that are close by and find out about their water supply and basic services. My class had a good discussion today about reserves having to fight for clean water and having to fight for cleaning up the water supply if it is polluted by an outside source - it is not just a given as it would be in a city that once the contamination is known about that people would allocate funding to clean it up and avoid health problems.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 10 months ago
I took this course out of personal interest, and although it was aimed at those who work in the field of education, was accessible and relevant to me and my work in a completely unrelated field. The lectures, interviews, and technologies used for the videos and online discussions were really well done. Online learning has come a long way! Thank you to Jan Hare and all of the other staff involved who made this course such a great learning opportunity for me. I will take these teachings with me in my daily life and work. All my relations.
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3 years, 10 months ago
Reconciliation through Indigenous Education has provided me with an alternative ideology that improved awareness and communication skills enabling a stronger knowledge to support in my work environment as well as the community.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 10 months ago
I just finished the Mooc course on Truth and Reconciliation. What a brilliant course - opened my eyes to many things that I had no idea of, gave me new skills and formats to teach with, and was thoroughly enjoyable throughout. Be prepared to give it your all - lots of hard work, time and effort. Well worth every minute. The instructors were very available and knowledgeable. Loved it!
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 10 months ago
The course is a very engaging, interesting and challenging course. It requires a bit of time and effort each week with the topics but the amount of learning and knowledge you acquire is worth it! The instructors provides learning resources such as videos, readings, quizzes and expert advice from many elders and scholars. I am recommending this course to anyone who wants to learn about reconciliation, to those who want to advance their knowledge in the field or for those who want to begin learning about indigenous education! Thumbs up! :)
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
This course was a shift changer for me. I was impressed with the content and engagement the exercises provided me. I was inspired and encouraged to complete assignments because of the time structure and felt very proud of my completion. I value the teachings, affirmations, and learnings I was able to add to my own repertoire. this course is a must to all who are engaged with aboriginal students. thank you so much.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
This course was a great online classroom of educators and resources relevant to teaching 'through a lens of First Peoples principles' in the current K-12 BC Curriculum. Although intense (about 4 hours a week to read and view the resources) the material was interesting, practical and readily accessible. It offered a collection of authentic First Nations resources that I have subsequently used in my teaching. There were many videos featuring personal stories and experiences of First Nations educators. Over the 6 weeks, I was exposed to a couple of dozen websites that I could readily use in my teaching practice, and offer to colleagues. I would definitely recommend this course to other K-12 BC educators.
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