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Indigenous Ways of Knowing Math and Science – Part 3 by The Robertson Program

April 29, 2021 - -

*en anglais seulement* Teachers often wonder how to integrate Indigenous ways of knowing into the elementary science curriculum. Can it be done in an authentic and non-appropriating way? Educators are concerned with creating safe, inclusive spaces for their Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.  

Educators Erin Sperling and Amber Sandy work in relationship to bring Indigenous ways of knowing to students in Ryerson University’s Early Childhood Studies program and OISE’s Master of Teaching program. In this webinar, Amber and Erin will exemplify how Indigenous ways of knowing can be integrated in the study of the scientific methods through storytelling. They will discuss the successes of their partnership, the role reciprocity plays as a foundational tool for collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators and communities, and share how they hold space for science issues using an anti-oppressive lens.