11:30 AM - 1 PM | August 24, September 21 & 28 | PSB 111 | Join via distance
Over 10,000 years, seven major Alaska Native nations have developed teaching and learning
practices that ensure the survival of their communities under often harsh conditions.
These ancient approaches offer fresh insights into our place in the world and strategies
to make education more engaging to a wider range of students and more relevant to
the pressing challenge of global survival. As UAA faculty, we want to ensure that
our Alaska Native students receive culturally responsive teaching, and that our non-Native
students are introduced to the richness of Alaska’s many indigenous cultures.
Join us for a three-session faculty learning community based on the book Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in
Higher Education. This series will introduce faculty to traditional Alaska Native ways of teaching and
learning, and offer an opportunity to reflect on current teaching practices and the
possibilities for broadening them to include these approaches. Together we will explore
how pedagogies from Alaska’s Native cultures can enliven our teaching practices and
help prepare students for the daunting challenges of the 21st century. We will also discuss key difficult dialogues between Alaska’s Native communities
and academia, and tie our work to the student learning outcomes for the new Alaska
Native-themed GER launching this fall.
Co-sponsored by CAFE and the Faculty Senate Diversity Committee.
For information, contact email@example.com.