VIU hosts sessions on teaching from Indigenous perspective

August 24, 2016

Vancouver Island University recently held the Indigenous Knowledge and Portfolio Dialogue Sessions, an initiative that brought together international scholars and Elders to explore the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge in teaching methods. The sessions were organized in partnership with Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario and the University of Chile in Santiago. Participants shared portfolios of prior experience-based learning and took part in cultural and land-based activities. “Hosting the Indigenous Knowledge and Portfolio Dialogue Sessions was our way of sharing our progress and having our Elders share their ideas on how best to continue to incorporate traditional knowledge and culture into the Aboriginal curriculum in a meaningful and impactful way,” said VIU’s Director of Aboriginal Education Sharon Hobenshield.