What: Alternowledge discussion series
When: Friday, December 5, 7 p.m.
Where: Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna
The last Alterknowledge event for this term, entitled Indigenous Pedagogies and Knowledges in the Public School System, will be held on Friday, Dec. 5th at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art.
Public schools in BC are increasingly offering students the opportunity to explore Indigenous knowledges and perspectives. This is reflected in recent developments such as the English First Peoples curriculum, which explores Indigenous worldviews through literature. More than the integration of Indigenous content, these education initiatives are also about valuing Indigenous approaches to teaching and learning. What is Indigenous pedagogy, and how is it incorporated into the public school classroom?
Diane Campeau will initiate this discussion about the relevance of Indigenous pedagogy for the education of all children and youth, bringing to the discussion her experience working with schools in BC and in communities of the Algonquin Nation in Quebec.
Recognizing knowledge as a form of power, and acknowledging how structures of power shape what constitutes knowledge, AlterKnowledge provides a venue for so-called “alternative” knowledge to be shared and valued and for dominant systems of “knowledge” to be altered.
The AlterKnowledge Discussion Series is organized by FCCS faculty members, Allison Hargreaves and David Jefferess.
Information about future discussions can be found on our web page, www.ubc.ca/okanagan/fccs/news-events/ongoing/alterknowledge.html