Teaching in Digital Spaces through a Decolonial Lens

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In this digital age, we wish to help one another find ways to make indigenous and decolonial education central to our teaching and learning. We want to begin a discussion and share resources about evaluating and strengthening our relationships to one another and to this land, even when we aren't physically in the same space.

Proposal Abstract

In this session, our aim is to spark a conversation about what it takes to teach with a decolonial lens, especially in the context of Open Learning (OL), or more broadly distance or online education. The three presenters, collectively have decades of experience teaching and learning within digital space(s). To start off this roundtable conversation we will draw on our individual and collective experiences to examine how teaching and learning through online or distance educational spaces can still be structured and centered around building relationships with others and strengthening our relationships to, and around, place. We recognize the particular challenges where there are a multitude of situated places for the teacher and the learners, and the shared "place" is less physically tangible than in when teaching and learning takes place in an in-person setting. Ultimately is is our home that, in conversation and in community with others, we can learn and grow our practice while providing ideas and supports for one another.

 
Feb 19th, 11:20 AM Feb 19th, 12:00 PM

Teaching in Digital Spaces through a Decolonial Lens

OM 3741

In this session, our aim is to spark a conversation about what it takes to teach with a decolonial lens, especially in the context of Open Learning (OL), or more broadly distance or online education. The three presenters, collectively have decades of experience teaching and learning within digital space(s). To start off this roundtable conversation we will draw on our individual and collective experiences to examine how teaching and learning through online or distance educational spaces can still be structured and centered around building relationships with others and strengthening our relationships to, and around, place. We recognize the particular challenges where there are a multitude of situated places for the teacher and the learners, and the shared "place" is less physically tangible than in when teaching and learning takes place in an in-person setting. Ultimately is is our home that, in conversation and in community with others, we can learn and grow our practice while providing ideas and supports for one another.