Below, you can find the learning objectives for the Decolonization instructor training:
- Define .
- Recognize how decolonization is related to and .
- Understand what decolonization looks like in the classroom.
- Recognize how ones behavior perpetuates and understand how to actively decolonize one’s own thoughts & actions.
- Understand that you will (probably) be asked to think in ways you aren’t used to thinking, and that’s okay.
- Understand that learning about this is probably uncomfortable for you, and may also be uncomfortable for your students. Again, that is okay. Being uncomfortable isn’t a reason not to expand your knowledge.
- Acknowledge that this work is important.
- Understand your role in this landscape as a decolonizer. Remember, your role is not to Indigenize.
- Recognize how your behaviour perpetuates colonialism and understand how to actively decolonize your own thoughts & actions.
Decolonization is the process of deconstructing the superiority associated with colonial ideologies and western methods of acquiring knowledge to help create space for Indigenization.
Postcolonialism refers to the study of a region or culture after colonization has occurred
The process of incorporating Indigenous “ways of knowing”, ways of learning, technology, guiding principles and knowledge systems into our schools, businesses, governments and institutions.
the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically