ERIC Number: EJ1001555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Inuit Legends, Oral Histories, Art, and Science in the Collaborative Development of Lessons That Foster Two-Way Learning: The Return of the Sun in Nunavut
McMillan, Barbara A.
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v43 n2 p129-145 May 2013
This paper reports on the development of a science unit for Nunavut students and my collaboration with Louise Uyarak, an early years teacher and a graduate of Arctic College's teacher education program. The unit addresses light outcomes in the "Canadian Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes, K-12". More importantly, it incorporates aspirations of the local community, the District Education Authority, and the Nunavut government for bi-cultural education in science: an education that develops knowledge in and about science and knowledge passed on to the Inuit by their ancestors. Components of lessons are presented and discussed in the context of how Louise and I worked together to develop a resource that would embody the fundamental nature of culturally responsive teaching and "two-way" science learning.
Descriptors: Eskimo Aleut Languages, Eskimos, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Education, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Oral History, Units of Study, Guidelines, Culturally Relevant Education, Outcomes of Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada