Presented at OAGEE Fall Conference 2018 from November 9th to November 10th, 2018
The Natural Curiosity resource offers educators a powerful way to engage their students in learning about their world. It provides a framework for environmental inquiry shaped by students’ questions and theories – their natural curiosity – as they explore their environment. The framework encourages educators to find their own ways to build upon their natural wonder and to create a culture of community learning that is purposeful, responsive, and deeply engaging. The first edition of the Natural Curiosity resource found common ground with values inherent to Indigenous cultures in some important respects. One Anishinaabe Elder — also a retired elementary school teacher — said, after reading the first edition, "I actually cried when I read it. I said to myself, they're finally starting to get it!" The 2nd edition of Natural Curiosity supports a stronger awareness of Indigenous approaches to environmental learning. It offers an encounter with Indigenous perspectives that challenge us to think in very different ways about our place in the world. The Indigenous lens in this edition provides a starting point in a conversation that opens educators’ eyes to Indigenous perspectives as their students build lasting connections with the natural world.
|Scheduled||SA02 Sat at 09:00 AM in Room 2|
|Presenters||Rosa Na Natural Curiosity|
|Audience||Gr. 7 & 8|
|Single or Double Length||Single (50 min)|