How early is too early to explain the complicated history of Canada and its treatment of Indigenous people? York University professor Susan Dion explains how Indigenous history can be taught in primary school.
The Faculty’s Wüléelham courses, cohorts and programs are featured in York’s new Right the Future campaign that shows how different societal challenges look today and imagines how they could look in the future, thanks to the work of students and researchers working in its different departments. The Wüléelham options are offered through the Faculty of Education and are developed to highlight the strengths that Indigenous knowledge brings to […]
This month’s "Meet a Grad Student" profile features Ixchel Bennett, a 2nd year student in the Indigenous Education PhD Cohort. Ixchel is interested in Indigenous teacher education programs that support communities in obtaining a Bachelor of Education degree and becoming OCT (Ontario College of Teachers) certified.
Waaban is an Anishinabe (Ojibwa) word meaning it is tomorrow. It signifies commitment to a holistic program of teaching and learning that acknowledges the impacts of colonialism, and draws on the wisdom of ancestral teachings and contemporary leaders to put Indigenous futures into Indigenous hands. Waaban Indigenous Teacher Education includes attention to contemporary urban, rural and reserve perspectives and teachings from a diversity of nations. Students are introduced to cultural and community resources and have opportunities to learn from and with Indigenous educators.
May 2020 issue of 'Innovatus' highlights teaching and learning innovation in the Faculty of Education
Welcome to the May 2020 edition of Innovatus, a special issue of YFile devoted to teaching and learning innovation at York University.
This month, I am delighted to partner with the Faculty of Education on this special spotlight edition. Together with Dean Lyndon Martin, we are sharing with you many of the exciting endeavours that the Faculty of Education has undertaken to enhance teaching and learning for its students.
Students in the Waaban cohort of Ixchel Bennett’s “Inclusion, Disability and Education” course had the opportunity to research various exceptionalities through an Indigenous lens.