Teaching and Learning after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Elaine Coburn(The Society for Socialist Studies – Glendon, York)
Myrna Dawson(President, Canadian Sociological Association – Guelph)
Karen Murray (Canadian Political Science Association- Section Head of Teaching and
Professional Practice– York)
Paige Raibmon (Canadian Historical Association –UBC)
Ethel Tungohan (Canadian Political Science Association - Section Head of Race,
Ethnicity, Indigenous People and Politics – York)
After decades of efforts by Indigenous Peoples, including Indigenous scholars, highlighting the problems of residential schools and colonial educational systems more generally, the Truth and Reconciliation's Calls to Actions have also trained significant attention on education. The Calls to Action remain quiet, however, on the role of individual educators as independent actors. And yet, regardless of how any governments or university administrations might respond to the TRC, it will be individual teachers and learners, who will, one way or another, play a determining role in teaching and learning in the post-TRC setting.
As a complement to calls for the immediate overhaul of hiring and tenure practices at universities to address inequities relating to Indigenous Peoples and marginalized groups generally, these roundtables aim to create a space for teachers and learners to reflect on their roles in the wake of the TRC. We encourage participants from every stage of academic teaching life, from graduate students to faculty members spanning new hires to soon-to-retire. While we are situated in the areas of history, socialist studies, sociology, and political science, we welcome contributions across disciplinary boundaries from Indigenous and settler-colonial scholars.
The over-arching goal of these proposed roundtables is to encourage reflection, dialogue and collaboration on questions such as:
These questions are not meant to be exhaustive, and we welcome proposals on additional questions relating to teaching and learning after the TRC.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION TO WORKSHOP 11 ONLY
1. The roundtables will comprise four or more participants.
2. Panel proposals are also welcomed.
a. full name and institutional affiliation,
b. a provisional abstract of 100-150 words describing what you anticipate focusing on, either as an individual participant or as a full panel.
4. This information is to assist with the formation and scheduling of panels.
5. Formal papers are not required.
6. We hope to accommodate everyone who expresses interest in participating.
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