Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education Series

Interested in learning more about Indigenous histories, perspectives and worldviews and how to incorporate concepts in your classroom?

Using UBC’s MOOC (Massive Open On-line Course) “Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education Series”, TCDC is once again offering 6 two hour sessions on the topic of advancing reconciliation in classrooms, through the teaching and learning of Indigenous ways of knowing.

Register for all or choose individual sessions (Oct 26 through Nov 30) on the TCDC sign-up sheet – click on the links below to register

TCDC’s 6 sessions will work through the order of the course syllabus.

Oct 26: Reconciliation Through Education
Nov 2: History of Indigenous Education
Nov 9: Learning from Indigenous Worldviews
Nov 16: Learning from Story
Nov 23: Learning from the Land
Nov 30: Engaging in Respectful Relations

The Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education Mooc overview:
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. Sourced from: