Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Talls trees surrounding a natural trailMonthly Brown Bag Conversations: Discussing Decolonization Series

Facilitated by Lindsay Brant and Robin Attas, Centre for Teaching and Learning

Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to monthly brown bag lunches to discuss the implications of decolonization for teaching and learning. Facilitators from the CTL will guide discussion, but all participants will contribute to the direction of each meeting and the direction of the program as a whole.

Sharing Strategies: FREN 239 with Isabelle St-Amand (Languages Literatures and Cultures) and Bobbie Osborne (Arts and Science Online)
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Microsoft Teams

Isabelle St-Amand, Assistant Professor and Queen’s National Scholar in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Bobbie Osborne, Instructional Designer in Arts and Science Online, share their experiences developing and delivering FREN 239: Indigenous Arts and Cultures, part of the Certificate in French for Professionals.

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What does land-based learning feel like?
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Microsoft Teams

Explore elements of one of the most common Indigenous pedagogies, land-based learning, and then share your experiences with a broader community. Participants will be asked to complete a pre-session activity that involves going outside themselves and doing some self-reflection on the experience, and then in our time together we’ll talk about what we learned and the implications it has for teaching and learning.

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Decolonization and Indigenization in a Ghanaian Context facilitated by Kenneth Gyamerah, Faculty of Education
Tuesday June 22, 2021; 12:00 – 1:00pm

Kenneth Gyamerah, a Faculty of Education, Ph.D. student will be joining us to talk about his research that seeks to examine the role of Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous Pedagogies in re-imagining and re-visioning K-12 Education in Ghana. The presentation will focus on how Indigenous knowledges and Indigenous pedagogies can help decolonize teaching, learning and knowledge production in Ghana.Kenneth hopes to use his research to create spaces that offer possibilities of decolonial and anticolonial engagement in schools whiles contributing to knowledge production on how pedagogies are constructed, understood, and implemented in African Indigenist worldviews.

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As a result of participating in this series, individuals will:

  • recognize and question their own knowledge and assumptions around decolonization
  • apply colleagues’ ideas on decolonization to their own teaching practice
  • actively participate in the decolonization of academia generally and Queen’s specifically