Aboriginal worldviews and education

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Aboriginal worldviews and education

Postby hrhenry » 2013-02-14, 4:22

This came through on my twitter feed today, and thought it might be of interest to others. It's a Coursera course offered by the University of Toronto, titled "Aboriginal worldviews and education", dealing with language revitalization.

The class is free and is conducted online. It begins on Feb. 25 and lasts four weeks.

You can sign up for the course via a link here: http://falmouthinstitute.com/language/2 ... education/

I've signed up, and am eager to see how the course progresses.

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Re: Aboriginal worldviews and education

Postby ceid donn » 2013-02-14, 5:45

Ah, I see you follow @IndigenousTweet too. :) I saw that eariler myself: https://twitter.com/IndigenousTweet/sta ... 9694917632

Looks pretty cool. Let us know how it goes!

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Postby księżycowy » 2013-02-14, 12:44

Yes indeed. It sounds quite interesting to me.

I'd consider taking it myself if I weren't a bit behind in the class I'm already taking.

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Postby Struthiomimus » 2013-02-23, 2:48

Oh wow. This looks cool. Thanks for bringing it up, hrhenry!
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Postby hrhenry » 2013-02-26, 20:49

Well, the class started Monday. I've downloaded all the material for the first week. Everything can be done online, but I prefer to have things locally to refer to, I guess.

It's an interesting class, although I think it's aimed at people with zero knowledge of Native North American cultures. But we'll see as time goes on. Hopefully it'll get more in depth.

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Re: Aboriginal worldviews and education

Postby Struthiomimus » 2013-03-14, 2:19

...and how's the course going? Is it interesting?
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Re: Aboriginal worldviews and education

Postby hrhenry » 2013-03-15, 6:35

Struthiomimus wrote:...and how's the course going? Is it interesting?

It has been interesting. I wish it weren't quite so Canada-specific, though. But it's offered through the U of Toronto, so I guess that's to be expected.

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Re: Aboriginal worldviews and education

Postby hrhenry » 2013-04-04, 18:01

Just an update on the progress of the course.

We officially finished the course last week. I liked the course over all. I would recommend it to anyone looking to further their knowledge of native culture and the (largely governmental) problems that go with it.

If I had any complaint, it would be with Coursera. The site completely collapsed the last week of class.

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