UBC Aboriginal Online Learning Resources: Get Connected!

Name: UBC Aboriginal Online Learning Resources: Get Connected!

Date: Friday, November 2

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Sty-West-Tan, First Nations Longhouse, 1985 West Mall, UBC Point Grey

Description: This day-long focus offers various informative sessions highlighting numerous UBC Online Learning Resources that have been developed to assist students, professors and instructors at UBC and elsewhere in strengthening their understandings of Aboriginal topics, issues, and thought. The session series will begin with the history and teaching of the First Nations Longhouse, followed by a series of short demonstrations and guided tour of UBC developed resources and their potential link to faculty and public use. Throughout the event additional resource materials will be on display for viewing.

Featured UBC Online Learning Resources:

First Nations Studies Program and Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology ( CTLT) Aboriginal Initiatives: (9:30 – 10:30AM)Please REGISTER

Aboriginal Initiatives at CTLT works to promote and support research projects that demonstrate an accurate and developed understanding of Aboriginal histories, cultures, and perspectives. Please join us to learn more about how these resources have been developed and how they support Aboriginal Initiatives at UBC.

What I Learned in Class Today: Aboriginal Issues in the Class

Classrooms, especially classrooms at major institutions like UBC, are becoming increasingly diverse and require attention in order to have effective cross-cultural discussions. This project works to improve the conversations around politically and culturally sensitive issues in a classroom by asking: how does cultural communication happen in a classroom, and how can it be improved?

This project examines the classroom experiences of students, instructors, and administrators at UBC in order to make these problems visible, to better understand how difficulties arise, and to find ways for more professional and productive classroom discussions. The project clearly identified the complexities and challenges of classroom conversations involving contentious cross-cultural discussions, and in specific discourse around Aboriginal curriculum.

Indigenous Foundations

Students enter university with differing levels of knowledge about Aboriginal issues. This makes it difficult to have meaningful discussions on Aboriginal topics beyond an introductory level. Indigenous Foundations is a website project developed by the First Nations Studies Program. It provides an accessible starting point for instructors, researchers, and students in any discipline who want to learn more about Aboriginal cultures, politics, and histories. The information presented is concise and easily digestible, while still conveying the depth and complexities of the topics. Indigenous Foundations incorporates learning tools such as video interviews and other multimedia outlets to create an engaging resource.

Museum of Anthropology: (11:00 – 12:00)Please REGISTER

  • Educational Websites & Outreach Kit

Visit us and enjoy an informative and unique educational experience.

The Museum of Anthropology is pleased to offer opportunities to explore various cultural traditions through a series of unique school programs. Discussion, observation, and hands-on experience with “touchables” are important components of these programs. All programs are led by trained Volunteer Associates and community cultural workers.

Please join us to learn more about educational resources, facilitated discussions and other ways that MOA supports teaching and learning.

Xwi7xwa Library Skills Session: (1:00 – 3:00PM) – Please REGISTER

Search Collections, Services and Research Guides

  • Introduction to the Xwi7xwa Library’s collections, services and librarians
  • Introduction to searching for Aboriginal materials: challenges with library language and technologies re: representation of Indigenous Knowledge
  • Residential School Research Guide
  • Aboriginal Education Research Guide walk through
  • Aboriginal Studies Research Guide walk through
  • Hands-on collection demo (books, games, kits)
  • Media showcase and PPR/copyright

Counselling Services: (3:30 – 4:00) – Please REGISTER

  • Early Alert: Live Well, Learn Well