Section 2: Include – Exploring Indigenous Worldviews and Pedagogies


Giving yourself time and space to explore Indigenous epistemologies in comparison with your own requires holistic engagement. Some Indigenous core values and principles are shared in this section. They are shared as foundational and not finite; as you work with the Indigenous Peoples in your institution and region, these values and principles will vary.

Purpose of this section

In this section, you will acknowledge and explore how Indigenous worldviews and pedagogy can play a role in your professional practice. Key topics in this section:

  • Respectfully opening your mind and heart to Indigenization
  • Relevance of Indigenous worldviews
  • Responsively creating space for Indigenous knowledge from Elders and other knowledge keepers/authorities
  • Reciprocity and multiple ways of “listening” in oral traditions

This section should take you two hours to complete.


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Pulling Together: A Guide for Teachers and Instructors Copyright © 2018 by Bruce Allan; Amy Perreault; John Chenoweth; Dianne Biin; Sharon Hobenshield; Todd Ormiston; Shirley Anne Hardman; Louise Lacerte; Lucas Wright; and Justin Wilson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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