Student Resources

One of the first concerns we had with this project in regards to students, was how we would relate and engage with them. Through our research within the scope of the education systems for BIPOC[1] students, we found studies that pointed towards the fact that the education systems currently in place, are no more than exclusive country clubs. These clubs are deserts, experiencing a drought of, “strategic educational practices that intersect with their programs, lecturers, and support services.” [2] To look further into this education system in Colonial Canada, under the adopted medicine wheel framework, there is an apparent lack thereof the spiritual aspect. Now the aim of this project is not to gaslight the current educative system and its shortcomings, but to further improve it; striving to move us forwards in the way we teach and interact with students.

In the early development stages of the project, we decided that we would begin by acknowledging the needs of the students in the classroom setting when using this resource.

  1. [Black/Indigenous/Persons of Colours]
  2. [Fataar, A. (2018). Placing Students at the Centre of the Decolonizing Education Imperative: Engaging the (Mis)Recognition Struggles of Students at the Postapartheid University, Educational Studies, 54:6, 595-608, DOI: 10.1080/001]


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