Learning Together About First Nations Pedagogy


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The First Nations Pedagogy project is conceived as a learning community for educators, elders, curriculum developers, educational leaders, and students to share resources, discuss practices, and support one another in creating the best possible educational experiences for our aboriginal learners. While the basic framework is in place, a key component requiring further thinking and development is a “Learning Centre”, a Moodle site to co-create, share, and implement learning activities that may be utilized by teachers and other educational leaders who work with aboriginal students. During this session we invite you to participate in the design of this Learning Centre.

June Kaminski, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Sylvia Currie, BCcampus

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  • Learning Together About First Nations Pedagogy

    1. 1. June Kaminski, Kwantlen University and Sylvia Currie, BCcampusLearning Together AboutFirst Nations Pedagogy Canada Moodle Moot February 13, 2013 Vancouver, BC
    2. 2. Overview of Session Project First Nations Exploration Background Pedagogy of Topics We wish to explore our Moodle Learning Centre with you……
    3. 3. PROJECT BACKGROUND How it all began……
    4. 4. Project Overview3-phase BCcampus-funded project lead byNicola Valley Institute of Technology andKwantlen Polytechnic University1) research best practices in developing andonline learning for First Nations learners2) develop a resource website3) support dialogue and sharing of ideas
    5. 5. First Steps….Community Input
    6. 6. Input was Gathered from Multiple Sources •ICT Summit •ABLKC Conference Workshops •Community Circles at Kwantlen •SCOPE Forum •Facebook Group •BC Literacy Forum •Self Governance Webcast
    7. 7. Our GoalsCollaborate to provide online content andlearning strategies for First Nations studentsProvide an accessible, comprehensiveresource that provides direction andtechnique with excellent Pedagogy
    8. 8. Moodle used for Learning Centre Open source, Constructivist, Robust, User-Friendly, Wide Choice of Activities availableWhy Moodle? Forum, Journal, Book, Wiki, Video, Glossary, Database, Quiz, Polls, etc.
    9. 9. First Nations Pedagogy What does this mean?......
    10. 10. The first principle is that the learning is completelyLearner Focused
    11. 11. First Nations Pedagogy• Although the notion of • Distinct practices used for Pedagogy is essentially millennia to teach both Colonial or Eurocentric in “theory” and hands-on origin, it can be used to practical knowledge were draw well-deserved repressed and banned attention to the distinct during Colonization, yet and noteworthy ways the methods have that Pre-Colonial endured and are both education was offered unique and extremely and engaged in. valuable in the 21st century
    12. 12. First Nations PedagogyRespectful relations, Relevance,Experiential learning, Reciprocity,Listening well, Reflectivity,allowing Space, Elders - informed,Storytelling & making, Ecologically situated,Quaternity, Creative,Positionality, Visual-auditoryInner Fire, Gifts self-governanceLearning Spirit philosophy Natural world context
    13. 13. FIRST NATIONS KNOWLEDGE- is a living process to be absorbed and understood, notpossessed - preference for experiential knowledge - values ability to learn independently by observing, listening,participating, experimenting - prefers multiple literacies approach - values introspection, reflection, meditation, prayer, - is structured by orality, language and symbolic, verbal, and unconscious order - is both empirical (based on experience) and normative (based on social values)
    14. 14. Community Tne Community is a Drupal - basedinteractive content managementsystem section, that provides anumber of interactive features. To usethe Community, you first need tocreate an account, by selecting a username and password. Once you are amember, you can both access and addto the collection of materials, forumdiscussions, polls, and other resourceshoused within the Community area.
    15. 15. Circle Talk BlogThe Circle Talk Blog has been createdusing Nucleus, an open source Blogsoftware. This area of the site hasbeen created to easily provideupdates, announcements, and sharenews items and links to otherresources. You can also register anaccount in this area, if you would liketo comment on posted items, or add anews item yourself.
    16. 16. Article DirectoryThe Article Directory has been createdusing Article engine software toprovide an easy venue to showcaseyour articles related to a variety oftopics of use to Frst Nations, Inuit, andMetis people.
    17. 17. Best PracticesA series of pages that describe bestpractices in First Nations learning isincluded to inspire and be applied. Talking Circles Culture Elders Experiential Four Directions Holistic Balance Inner Fire Interconnection Literacy Natural World Quaternity Respect Storytelling
    18. 18. Learning CenterTne Learning Center has been createdusing Moodle, an open source coursemanagement system. To use theLearning Center, you also need tocreate an account by selecting an username and password (you can use thesame user name and password as youused in the Community, but you willneed to register these names in theMoodle interface first). This area ofthe site is devoted to samples oflearning activities, learning objects,curriculum tools, and othereducationally ready resources that youcan also access and add to.
    19. 19. Exploration of Topics Please help us to Plan the Learning Centre!!
    20. 20. THINK MOODLE!» What and how will people contribute?» What will people take away and how?» Who are the stakeholders? How do we build interest?» What resources exist that we can we build on?» What are design issues?» What other questions should we be asking?
    21. 21. Please visit us at http://firstnationspedagogy.caShare, Participate, Read, Utilize!
    22. 22. http://firstnationspedagogy.ca/contact.html