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.

Keeping decolonization and Indigenization Alive During a Pandemic
Thursday, May 21, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Microsoft Teams

Lindsay and Robin will share their own experiences as educational developers balancing decolonization among other professional and personal priorities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sharing Strategies: DEVS 221 – Topics in Indigenous Human Ecology
Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Microsoft Teams

Instructor Ian Fanning and a team from Arts & Science Online will share stories from the development and delivery of the Principal’s Dream Course iteration of this special topics course in the Department of Global Development Studies.

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Sharing Strategies: MINE 422 – Mining and Sustainability and ENGL 287 - Unsettling Kingston/Ka’tarohkwi
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Microsoft Teams

Anne Johnson (Department of Mining) and Laura Murray (Department of English) share stories and strategies for decolonization and Indigenization based on their experiences developing and delivering courses in Engineering and English.

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Sharing Strategies: Motivating departmental change
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Microsoft Teams

Faculty from the Dan School of Drama and Music will share their experiences with decolonization and Indigenization as a department and individuals, describing events, activities, and strategies for change.

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Outcomes

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