ERIC Number: ED582016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-23
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Each Other: Nehinuw Concepts and Indigenous Pedagogies
Goulet, Linda M.; Goulet, Keith N.
University of British Columbia Press
In recent decades, educators have been seeking ways to improve outcomes for Indigenous students. Yet most Indigenous education at the K-12 level still takes place within a theoretical framework based in Eurocentric thought. "In Teaching Each Other," Linda Goulet and Keith Goulet provide an alternative framework for teachers working with Indigenous students--one that moves beyond acknowledging Indigenous culture to one that actually strengthens Indigenous identity. Drawing on Nehinuw (Cree) concepts such as "kiskinaumatowin," or "teaching each other," Goulet and Goulet provide a new approach to teaching Indigenous students. Just as beaders learn how to improve their own designs and techniques from watching others beaders work, kiskinaumatowin, when applied in the classroom, transforms the normally hierarchical teacher-student relationship by making students and teachers equitable partners in education. Enriched with the success stories of educators who use Nehinuw concepts in Saskatchewan, Canada, this book demonstrates how this framework works in practice. The result is an alternative teaching model that can be used by teachers anywhere who want to engage with students whose culture may be different from the mainstream. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of teacher education and to practising teachers and educators of K-12, particularly educators who work with Indigenous students.
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Cultural Influences, Teaching Methods, Canada Natives, Foreign Countries, Identification (Psychology), Teacher Student Relationship, Student Centered Learning
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada