Monday, May 29, 2017
RCC-Rogers Comm. 204 - The Eaton Lecture Theatre
As post-secondary institutions seek to respond to the 2015 Calls to Action of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, we invite educators and administrators from across the disciplines to share their histories and experiences in decolonizing and Indigenizing pedagogy, curriculum, and institutional structures. In this morning session—part of a full-day conference on the topic—eminent Indigenous scholars will set the stage for a unique multi-disciplinary dialogue about power, difference, and effective ways to provoke and support the forms of personal, collective, and structural decolonization necessary for Indigenous-settler reconciliation. Using talking circles, we will share strategies for creating classroom spaces that reflect and honour Indigenous voices, knowledges, and pedagogies. Together, we will explore and theorize the challenges, persistent dilemmas, and possibilities that surface in relation to teaching and learning within university classrooms and institutions.
Note: The talking circles will be audio-recorded for purposes of writing an analytical article about current challenges and possibilities in indigenizing and decolonizing classroom practices. Participants may opt out of being recorded.
Space is limited for this morning session.
Hosted by the Canadian Critical Pedagogy Association, a member of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education.
Speakers: Susan Dion, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, York University; Jan Hare, Associate Professor, UBC