BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNPA-200 - Politics and Education - 3.00 Credits

FNPA-200 - Politics and Education - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will enable students to gain an understanding of the influences of federal and provincial political decisions and actions on shaping the historical and contemporary context of First Nations education in Canada. The course will begin with principles and processes of First Nations education and politics prior to European colonization. It incorporates the values, philosophy, applicable knowledge and practices inherent in traditional First Nations wisdom. Theory and practical application of First Nations pedagogy and philosophy will be utilized. Self-government, self-determination, human rights, treaty negotiations, decolonization, revitalization, collaboration, and future planning will also be examined to provide a realistic framework for practical community-based educational development.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Prerequisites : POLI 111,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • analyze the political legislation and policies that have influenced historical and contemporary First Nations education;

  • describe the philosophy, principles and processes of First Nations educational and political practices prior to colonization;

  • synthesize traditional wisdom with the application of First Nations pedagogy to plan specific educational initiatives;

  • incorporate principles of self-government, self-determination, nation building, human rights, decolonization, revitalization, and collaboration into the educational planning process; and

  • apply knowledge of federal and provincial Canadian political processes and practices to First Nations educational planning.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Assigned online readings.
  • Other Resources: Battiste, Marie and Barmen, Jean (Current Edition). First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle Unfolds. Vancouver: UBC Press.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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