Moving toward decolonizing the curriculum

New academic-development modules to support Western instructors in decolonizing their curriculum.

It’s not enough to simply sprinkle a few Indigenous perspectives into the classroom; instructors often have to unlearn the colonial myths they have been taught about Indigenous Peoples and Canada.

The learning and unlearning will become part of new academic-development modules co-led by Candace Brunette-Debassige, professor in the Faculty of Education (former special advisor to the provost) in collaboration with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

This unique academic development work is being supported by a Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Challenge Grant from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), a new, and rare, fund awarded to Brunette-Debassige (an ACU member) to support initiatives advancing peace, reconciliation and Indigenous knowledge.

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