Enhancing Academic Indigenization Course
The Office of Indigenization and the Centre for Teaching and Learning, with assistance from the Centre for Continuing Education, are pleased to announce a new certification in Enhancing Academic Indigenization. This course-based certificate is intended to deepen the knowledge and practice of Indigenization for faculty and graduate students in a safe and productive environment. It will be delivered online through UR Courses with five face-to-face sessions from January 10 to March 5, 2019. The face-to-face sessions will rotate on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons maximizing flexibility in order to meet a variety of schedules: attendance is recommended, but not necessarily mandatory. The sessions will be available through Zoom.
We seem to be continually facing our shortcomings—personal, theoretical, or practical—as they relate to Indigenization. This course will help to address these shortcomings through authentic, place-based understandings of Indigenization in the Treaty 4 territory. Course content and activities are grounded in scholarship that is relevant, timely, and applicable and which focuses on colonialism, decolonialism, and Indigenization. Knowledge Keepers and experts from this territory—Indigenous and non-Indigenous—will animate online learning through videos that speak to the heart of the complexities, misunderstandings, and benefits of academic Indigenization practices and customized application. Face-to-face sessions will inform participants to authentic Indigenous-centred learning methods and create an opportunity for integrated knowledge-building. By harnessing online communication tools available through UR Courses, participants can exchange, challenge, and support each other’s work, explore bias and assumption, and deepen personal understandings of Indigenization.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration in the session registers you for the entire certificate course, including the ZOOM sessions and the February 7th (12pm-1pm) and March 5th (1pm-4pm) face-to-face sessions.
- Thursday, January 10, 2019
- 9:00am - 12:00pm