BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

EDUC-420 - Indigenous Adult Learning Epistemologies - 3.00 Credits

EDUC-420 - Indigenous Adult Learning Epistemologies - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces learners to Indigenous worldviews, epistemologies, typologies, and learning approaches in adult education. Learners will explore Indigenous adult learner characteristics and consider how historical, social, psychological and political contexts impact inclusive Indigenous adult learning spaces. Learners will also consider how to foster responsive teaching and learning strategies that enhance respect, relevancy, responsibility, and reciprocity. Diverse Indigenous teaching and learning theories and practices that strengthen inclusive Indigenous adult spaces will be explored.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Building Indigenous Theory Micro-Credential - Micro-Credentiaal Completion Plan
  • Indigenous Adult Instructor Diploma - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ENGL-060 , English 12 or English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 35
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course learners should be able to:

    • describe characteristics of Indigenous adult learners;

    • discuss how Indigenous knowledge systems and keepers can inform adult learning principles and practices;

    • create circle learning opportunities for adult learners;

    • outline diverse Indigenous adult learning philosophies, theories, and practices;

    • identify adult teaching and learning tools that are relevant to their own or host community;

    • articulate the importance of intergenerational learning and healing in Indigenous adult education; and

    • integrate constructive and critical reflection in their teaching and learning practice.

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