Indigenous Studies (INST) 301
Indigenous Education (Revision 2)
INST 301 introduces Indigenous education through the perspectives of Indigenous scholars, researchers, and others who offer Indigenous ways of teaching and knowing inherent to Indigenous philosophy and systems of knowledge. You are introduced to Indigenous education as a framework for holistic and lifelong learning as practiced by Indigenous ceremonialists, scholars, knowledge holders, and community members. Elements of Indigenous philosophy are examined within the context of a participatory and experiential knowledge system, as are principles and processes of significance in coming to know, and ways of knowing, engaging, and being, as practiced by Indigenous peoples in North America.
Indigenous Studies 301: Indigenous Education is presented in ten units:
- Unit 1: Introduction to Indigenous Education
- Unit 2: Indigenous Philosophy and Systems of Knowledge(s)
- Unit 3: Native Science, Medicine Power, and Public Education
- Unit 4: Indigenous Approaches to Storytelling
- Unit 5: Teaching, Learning, and Sharing Indigenous Knowledge(s)
- Unit 6: Aboriginal Students and Residential Schools
- Unit 7: Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous Education
- Unit 8: Developing Curriculum and Policy for Aboriginal Learners
- Unit 9: Collective Memory, Indigenous Knowledge, and Change
- Unit 10: Lifelong Learning, Social Policy, and Indigenous Education
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Bopp, Judie et al. (2004). The Sacred Tree: Reflections on Native American Spirituality. Twin Lakes, WI: Lotus Press.
Your course materials contain a study guide. Your reading file will be available via a digital reading room. All other materials are available online.
Challenge for Credit Overview
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.
Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 2, September 28, 2017.
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