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: 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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Ways for Faculty and Staff to Support Student-Led Anti-Racist and Decolonizing Initiatives
Wednesday September 23, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Microsoft Teams

This session will feature a panel of student activists of diverse backgrounds and from across the university. Each student will share their suggestions for ways that staff and faculty can support student initiatives and activism, whether in person or remotely.

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Sharing Strategies: Geography Courses with Heather Castleden
Wednesday October 21, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Microsoft Teams

Heather Castleden, associate professor in the Department of Geography and Planning and Canada Research Chair in Reconciling Relations for Health, Environments, and Communities, shares her experiences designing and teaching a number of courses on topics related to decolonization and Indigenization, and the ways that our teaching can promote deep and meaningful connections with Indigenous peoples.

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Sharing Strategies: Developing a Foundations Course in Business with Kate Rowbotham
Wednesday November 25, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Microsoft Teams

Kate Rowbotham, associate professor in the Department of Geography and Planning and Canada Research Chair in Reconciling Relations for Health, Environments, and Communities, will share her experiences developing a course on the foundations of Indigenous histories and realities for undergraduate business students. This session is sure to appeal both to those in business-related subjects, and those who are considering foundations courses in their own disciplines.

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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