Now that you have had an introduction to Indigenous pedagogies, reflect on the following questions:
- Which Indigenous Pedagogies do you feel you could successfully implement in your own context?
- How will UDL support your inclusion of Indigenous Pedagogies?
- What supports and/or processes would you need to effectively implement Indigenous Pedagogies in your content? Who can you talk to at your institution to get that support?
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- BC Campus has developed and hosts several excellent open books as part of their series: Indigenization Guides (website).
- eCampus Ontario’s Open Library (website) also has several books that support Indigenization of curriculum that will help you learn more about many important Indigenous topics. These books will introduce you to the concepts of Indigenizing the curriculum, Indigenous Pedagogies, Indigenous Epistemologies, leadership, and decolonization. They are primarily focused on these topics through a lens of western Canadian First Nations, but the still provide useful starting points for Ontario-based educators.
- Residential Schools have had a profound effect on Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Learn more about this topic through resources such as the open resource Healing and Reconciliation Through Education (eBook), which focuses on the history of the Shingwauk Residential School in Sault Ste. Marie.
- For more information on UDL and Indigenous pedagogies, resources such as the Three-Block Model used by Edmonton Public Schools (website) (based on Jennifer Katz’ work) and Krista James’ article on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a Structure for Culturally Responsive Practice(PDF)will help to expand your knowledge in the connection between UDL and Indigenous Pedagogies.