Teaching the Medicine Wheel – The Canadian Educators Association

Teaching the Medicine Wheel – The Canadian Educators Association

This post from the Canadian Educators Association (CEA) introduces the concept of the medicine wheel and explains how the approach can be used to create  a culturally relevant educational process for aboriginal learners and demonstrate a holistic teaching approach to all learners.  The approach acknowledges the holistic nature of aboriginal education and a balanced approach to learning and change.  The resource acknowledges that the medicine wheel has many interpretations because the concept is shared across many aboriginal communities who describe the wheel in slightly different ways.  The resource describes the practical application of the medicine wheel by describing the Anishinaabe Bimaadiziwin Cultural Healing and Learning Program whose teachings were designed to balance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self based on the medicine wheel.


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