Living the First Peoples Principles of Learning in the Okanagan Context

July 2 – 12     8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Through collaborative inquiry and life writing, we will work to bridge theory-practice gaps and develop fresh perspectives that improve our teaching practice by

1) Developing our awareness of self, others, place, and history in ways that increase our capacity to draw from the First Peoples Principles of Learning to meet the needs and interests of students;

2) Designing supports for student learning based on our growing personalized understanding of the First Peoples Principles of Learning and their connection to core and curricular competencies, and;

3) We will also attend to important concepts such as collaboration, mindfulness, intercultural awareness, inquiry, emotions, integrity (walking our talk).

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate that they are on a path to understanding the First Peoples Principles of Learning (FNESC) by actively participating in reflective processes individually and in the group setting, including online circle discussions
  • Be able to identify authentic Indigenous resources for the classroom and imagine how they might engage students with the resources
  • Learn how to avoid appropriation, find and honour protocols for local nations
  • Link learning to BC Core Competencies
  • This course will be held both on campus and off-site. Participants will be emailed a schedule outlining where we will be meeting when we are off campus. Every effort will be made to support carpooling
  • Online Community Circle
  • Final artifact sharing (Core Competencies)

Kevin Kaiser

As a Dakelh educator, Indigenous Education is Kaiser’s passion. In his current role with the Central Okanagan Public School District, he works with Indigenous youth and all educators to foster the development of culturally appropriate curricula and learning environments.

 

 

 

How to apply

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). If you intend on taking a 400-level course, please ensure that you receive prior approval by your graduate supervisor using this form.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm transfer credit will be approved prior to registering for a UBC Okanagan course.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have  2018 courses Summer registration eligibility.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm approval of transfer credit prior to registration.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Apply to take select coursework as a non-degree student at https://secure.students.ubc.ca/nondegree/apply.cfm

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the  Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have a 2018 Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.