Towards Ethical Engagement: Teaching Indigenous Literatures

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit EducationLanguage Arts and Literacy
Half Day Workshop
9:00 AM, Friday 14 Feb 2020 (2 hours 45 minutes)
Hyatt - Imperial 4, 6
Division 3 - Grades 7-9Division 4 - Grades 10-12
Location : Hyatt - Imperial 4, 6

Do you want to teach Indigenous literatures but are unsure how to teach texts in ways that are accountable to Indigenous students and communities?

Non-Indigenous teachers might be intimidated of teaching Indigenous texts due to a fear of colonizing them. This anxiety around not getting it right combined with other teaching responsibilities might mean that introducing Indigenous stories can be a daunting task.

As a non-Indigenous English teacher, I share these anxieties, and in this interactive session, we will learn about ethical pedagogical practices for teaching Indigenous literatures.

We will develop the knowledge, community, and courage to engage in decolonization through reading, and will be challenged to see beyond our rights as readers, and instead, consider our responsibilities as teachers of Indigenous literatures.

Werklund School of Education - University of Calgary
BEd Student

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