College of Liberal Arts

Stop Talking: Ancient Pedagogies for a Sustainable Future

Wednesday May 28, 2014 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM | Dean’s Conference Room, Gebauer 3.312

Stop Talking: Ancient Pedagogies for a Sustainable Future"

Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff, Aleut leader and Director, Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways and Libby Roderick, Associate Director, Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence and Director, Difficult Dialogues, University of Alaska Anchorage

Please join the co-authors of Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education for a workshop which brings new voices about best practices and transformational learning into our classrooms and institutions.

This session will introduce participants to a faculty development program based on traditional Alaska Native ways of teaching and learning, pedagogies which focus heavily on reflection, silence, visual learning, storytelling, honoring relationships, and Elder- and earth-based learning. Through a series of exercises based on indigenous approaches, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their current teaching practices and the possibilities for broadening them to include these ancient approaches. Together we will explore how pedagogies from indigenous cultures can enliven our teaching practices and help prepare students for the daunting challenges of the 21st century.

The workshop includes lunch and a copy of Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education. In addition, faculty participants will receive a small stipend.

To reserve a spot, or for more information, please email Melissa Biggs

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