Free Online Course through UBC Faculty of Education
Reconciliation through Indigenous Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
When: January 24 – March 7, 2017
The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education will offer a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in January on engaging with Indigenous knowledge keepers, educational leaders, and resources to enhance understanding and knowledge of practices that advance reconciliation in the places where you live, learn, and work.
The 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 those who want to build their own competence and the capacity of those around them to engage in relationships with Indigenous peoples based on intercultural understanding, empathy, and respect, this course will help get you started in this process.