The Okanagan School of Education is pleased to share that the Alberta Journal of Educational Research (AJER) has awarded its inaugural Ted Aoki Award for Best Paper in Curriculum Studies to Dr. Karen Ragoonaden, Dr. Margaret Macintyre Latta, Dr. Kelly Hanson, Rhonda Draper and Jordan Coble. The award recognizes their paper “Storying and Re-Storying Indigenous Content, Perspectives, and Histories in Curricular Experiences” featured in the Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 66.1, Spring 2020, 32-49.
The Award Committee found that “The article was wonderfully well-grounded in scholarship, and the writing was clear and accessible. It makes a lovely, important contribution to knowledge and understanding in Curriculum Studies…It reminds us that as educators and researchers we consider how we serve as much as who we serve.”
Congratulations to Dr. Karen Ragoonaden, Dr. Margaret Macintyre Latta, Dr. Kelly Hanson, Rhonda Draper and Jordan Coble!
Read AJER’s full announcement at journalhosting.ucalgary.ca
As part of a larger study focusing on the interdependence of creative and critical curricula, this research examines how an arts experience in an elementary school was re-storied, with the guidance of local and place-based First Nation community members, as an exploration of decolonizing curriculum. A school-based musical theatre experience titled Re-Storying Canadian History, which intended to address concerns about Canada’s 150th anniversary, served as a critical and creative medium for increasing awareness of the existing plurality of First Nation identities, cultures, and languages. Framed as a case study, the experiential narratives of elementary school students and their educators provided a space, a time, and a place to initiate and to discuss decolonization processes in elementary school curricula. Three interpretive devices, storying and re-storying, broadening, and burrowing engaged educators and their students in reconnecting teaching and learning with Indigenous content, perspectives, and histories.
Read the article.
About the Award
The Ted Aoki Award for Best Paper in Curriculum Studies is an award of excellence established in honour of the life and work of Canadian curriculum scholar Dr. Ted Aoki.
The award will be presented at the 2021 Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) on May 30, 2021.