|Indigenous education||Online Education|
|situated in a specific community||accessible across multiple communities|
|highly contextual||very low context|
|experiential, holistic, personal, orally transmitted, narrative, metaphor||technologically mediated, therefore difficult to align w/ Indigenous education|
(Tessaro et al, 2017)
(Tessaro, et al, 2017)
We—the two-legged, four-legged, finned and feathered, plants and rocks —are all related. We must always practice reciprocity through acts of giving and receiving.
It respects and embraces ceremony, protocol, and teachings that are connected to the sacred medicines including tobacco, cedar, sage, and sweetgrass. Important teachings emerge through stories.
The deepest learning takes place through lived experience. It requires exploring our identities, learning from our mistakes, and having gratitude for our gifts.
It is about striving to become a better human being and living with balance in body, mind, heart and spirit.
(“Aboriginal Ways of Knowing and Being,” 2017)
Aboriginal Ways of Knowing and Being. (2017). BCTF. Retrieved from https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/AboriginalEducation/AboriginalWaysofKnowing.pdf
Tessaro, D., Restoule, J.-P., Gaviria, P., Flessa, J., Lindeman, C., & Scully-Stewart, C. (2018). The Five R’s for Indigenizing Online Learning: A Case Study of the First Nations Schools’ Principals Course. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 40(1), 125–143.