Tuesday, February 4, 2014
4:30 – 6:30 pm
First Nations House of Learning (Sty-Wet-Tan Hall)
1985 West Mall
The Faculty of Education and Dr. Jan Hare invite members of the community to a dialogue about the vision and plans for the Professorship in Indigenous Education for Teacher Education, and the needs of the community. Dr. Hare has been appointed to this new Professorship, a key legacy project arising from the Year of Indigenous Education. The goals of the new Professorship are to:
– enrich teacher education with Indigenous perspectives, histories and pedagogies to help prepare teacher candidates,
– engage in the professional development of practicing teachers and faculty to strengthen Indigenous education identity and approaches in current teaching.
Dr. Jan Hare, Associate Professor in Language and Literacy Education, is an Anishinaabe scholar and educator from the M’Chigeeng First Nation, located on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario. Through her teaching and research in BC and across the country, she has sought to transform education in ways that are more inclusive of Indigenous ways of knowing and approaches to learning. Dr. Hare’s program of research extends from early childhood education to higher education and is engaged in several curriculum projects supporting the professional development of in‑service and pre‑service educators.
This includes the development of a new MOOC (massive open online course) titled, “Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education.”
More information: Joanne O’Connor firstname.lastname@example.org