Are Your Students Global Citizens? How to Teach Diversity to the Leaders of Tomorrow

Teaching diversity requires strong relationships that encourage dialogue and action so that today’s students become leaders of tomorrow. Confederation College has been embedding Indigenous knowledge into classrooms since 2010 through specially developed Indigenous Learning Outcomes (ILO). The infusion of ILOs into program-specific courses throughout the college is intended to provide all students with opportunities to develop an understanding of Indigenous Knowledge through diverse world views and cultural frameworks in relation to their chosen career field. The concept of embedding diverse perspectives into curriculum is a transferable skill that can be applied by educators.

This session presents the ILOs as a case study while encouraging participants to adapt the model presented to fit their own curriculum. The goal of the session is to demonstrate how embedding a diversity of perspectives into the classroom leads to a better understanding of cultural frameworks, and Indigenous Knowledges as a means to improving critical thinking skills.

S. Brenda Small, Vice President, Centre for Policy and Research in Indigenous Learning 
Leslie Macgregor, Associate Dean, School of Access & Success 
Lisa Jack, Manager, Paterson Learning Commons

Please Note:

Only those attending the LIVE webinar will receive a certificate of attendance. Thank you!