Exploring Reconciliation in Teaching and Learning – Resources

On August 20, 2018, Indigenous Initiatives facilitated a workshop for the CTLT Summer Institute on the topic of Exploring Reconciliation in Teaching and Learning.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) final report and Calls to Action were published in 2015, but conversations about taking action on reconciliation in teaching and learning are ongoing. While the focus in education post-TRC has been on residential schools, this topic itself is connected to complex histories and policies, not to mention that learning surrounding Indigenous histories, cultures, law, and languages cannot be reduced to one topic alone.

The goals of the session were to:

  • Explore questions on the TRC and Calls to Action
  • Strategize ways to address place, positionality, classroom climate, and Indigenous perspectives and contexts in your teaching, classroom, or practice
  • Increase awareness on teaching and learning resources available on campus, Indigenous Initiatives programming and CTLT’s services

Facilitators Janey Lew and Audrey Sargent shared a list of resources with participants after the workshop: