Indigenous Resources

Indigenous Content Requirement: Learning Outcomes (or Objectives)

Adapted from former IDC

Indigenous Content Requirement: Learning Outcomes

The following is a supplementary list of potential learner outcomes that Academic Units may consider in selecting course(s) to meet the Indigenous Content Requirement (ICR). 

Academic Units should start with the Learning Outcome Assessment Matrix (LOAM) for the broad learner outcomes by which all courses will be evaluated.

Specific learner outcomes from the list below may accompany the LOAM submission and/or may be included on course outlines.

"How Indigenization Can Support Students While Honouring Reconciliation"

This online article "focuses specifically on how indigenization can benefit students while supporting Canada’s ongoing efforts toward reconciliation" though the following processes:

  • Honouring reconciliation
  • Finding a common definition
  • Thinking holistically 
  • Asking the right questions (a number of which are provided) 

"Indigenous Education Principles Emerging from National PSE Organizations"

"Indigenous Education Principles Emerging from National PSE Organizations" (pdf) includes the following:

  • The "7 principles of Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes" (Colleges and Institutes Canada, CICa)
  • The "13 principles on Indigenous Education" (Universities Canada)

See also

"Towards Indigenizing Higher Ed: An Online Storytelling Series"

"Towards Indigenizing Higher Ed: An Online Storytelling Series" is a four-part, online, storytelling series (now available as session video recordings) from Thompson Rivers University that "inquires into the following questions:

  • What does it mean to indigenize higher education?
  • What does an indigenized university look like?
  • What are the benefits of indigenization?
  • How can I indigenize my curriculum?
  • Why does it matter?"

Click the individual dates under the "Sessions" tab for the video recordings of the sessions.

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