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Module 3 Post 4: Place-Based Education

In the interview below, Dr. Suzanne Stewart, Professor of Counselling Psychology at the Ontario Institute of Studies and Education at the University of Toronto, introduces place-based aboriginal education.  She explains that place-based is not only concerned with the geographical location but also with the socio, political and cultural positions of students, their families, and their communities.  Place-based education is successful at rebuilding trust and relationships by honouring traditional ways of knowing that were lost through colonisation and residential schools. This video could be used to introduce educators to idea of place-based education and initiative dialogue.

In the video, Dr. Stewart mentions Aboriginal Head Start programs that have adopted place-based practices.  In addition to describing their programming, the website provides several resources for planning cultural curriculum and language activities and promoting positive life choices.



tvoparents (Publisher). (2011, February 24). Place-based learning in Aboriginal communities. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0kRVhva0w4

Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC. (2015). Tips and tools. Retrieved from http://www.ahsabc.com/index.php/tips-tools

Module 1 Post 3: Educational Programs & Instititutions from Hare Reading

While reading through the chapter by Jan Hare (Learning from Indigenous Knowledge in Education), I made a point of pursuing links into various programs and educational institutions mentioned.  This list isn’t comprehensive but represents what I was able to find about each, and may prove as useful pushing-off points for our future research:

The Settlement Agreement on Residential Schools
Website link: The United Church of Canada

Aboriginal Head Start Program
Government Link: On Reserve
Government Link: Urban & Northern Commission

Indian Control of Indian Education
Document Link: “Over a Decade Later”
Document Link: Chiefs Assembly on Education 

Online Link: First Nations University of Canada