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Nipissing U: Conference examining Indigenous and non- Indigenous teaching
April 25, 2018
The Schulich School of Education is partnering with Nipissing First Nation to host the Sixth Annual Canadian Symposium on Indigenous Teacher Education, April 30 to May 2.
Under the theme of “Maamwistoong neniizh akin” Bridging Two Worlds: Perspectives of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Pedagogies, the annual conference brings together faculty and researchers from across Canada to share initiatives and research regarding Indigenous teacher education. In addition to academic and research presentations, this year’s conference will include the opportunity for participants to engage in experiencing traditional knowledge and traditional pedagogical workshops conducted by First Nation educators and Elders at Nbisiing Secondary School on Nipissing First Nation. The participants will also engage in active reflection and discussions relating to the conference’s theme.
The Canadian Symposium on Indigenous Teacher Education will appeal to individuals who are interested in exploring ways to incorporate Indigenous pedagogies and knowledge into their classrooms.
The conference opens with a free evening event at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 30, at Nipissing University, featuring a keynote address by Kelly Crawford, director of education, Kinoomaadziwin Education Body, titled, Anishinaabek Education System: Planning to Deliver Indigenous Education, followed by a reception.
Events move to Nbissing Secondary School on Nipissing First Nation on Tuesday, May 1, for a full day of workshops and presentations. The conference returns to Nipissing University on Wednesday, May 2 for a number of sessions running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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