Panel: Indigenous Perspective in Teaching and Learning

Diversity and Learning Series
Friday, 31 May 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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How do Indigenous students learn? What’s the best way to support them? Which Indigenous perspectives are beneficial to all learners?   This panel discussion will provide insight into contemporary realities of education for Indigenous students; current Indigenous teaching and learning philosophies and strategies; and how these elements can be integrated into the classroom.   Panelists will first share their perspectives, then will answer questions from the audience, and finally will lead small-group discussions on the topic, with integration to practice in mind. 
  • Amanda Kilabuk, Manager, Employment and Education Services, Tungasuvvingat Inuit
  • Brenda Macdougall, Academic Delegate for Indigenous Engagement and Chair of Métis Research, University of Ottawa
  • Claudette Commanda, Elder in Residence, Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa; Executive Director, First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres. (Panel facilitator)
  • Keri Cheechoo, Indigenous Pre-Doctoral Fellow (2018-19), Department of English, Queen's University; PhD graduate from the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
  • Tricia McGuire-Adams, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Alberta