MERN Forum Presentation id=336
MERN Forum # 21
Session: 11
Author: David B. Anderson
Affiliation: University College of the North/Seven Generations Education Institute, The Pas
Title : Bringing the teachings of the seven grandfathers into our classrooms: The Kenanow model of teaching
Description : The Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers provide us with the values and ideals for living together on this land. The teachings have been adopted by the University College of the North as their Values Statement and it is the work of the University College of the North to infuse these teachings in all that is accomplished and taught.
The Kenanow Education Program was established to ensure that all teachers who graduate from the newly instituted faculty of education fully understood the teachings of the Seven Grandfathers, understand their role as a teacher in developing different programming and delivery models to schools in the north, and bringing a renewed sense of commitment, passion and Mino Bimaadiziwin to their students and the classroom.
Wholistic, Anishinabe curriculum is the focus to ensure the teachings of the Seven Grandfathers are infused in every classroom. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate how the Kenanow Faculty of Education is bringing the traditional teachings into the modern classroom.
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