BEd in Aboriginal Adult Education

Faculty of Education

BEd in Aboriginal Adult Education

Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met.

ABED 4F84: Aboriginal Adult Education: Beginning Our Journeys
This survey course provides a theoretical introduction to Aboriginal ways of learning and constructing knowledge and the relationships between culture/education and learning/healing.

ABED 4F85: Curriculum Theory and Design in Aboriginal Education
This course introduces and engages the learner in an Aboriginal approach to creating curriculum through a community based developmental model. Additional topics covered include decolonization, the relationship between learning and healing, learning outcome development and global Indigenous trends in education.

ABED 4F86: Instructional Strategies: Ways of Teaching and learning for Aboriginal Adult Education
In this course the learner is exposed to a number of issues related to Aboriginal and mainstream adult education including: learning styles, evaluation, storytelling, experiential learning and lesson planning with the view of delivering a segment of curriculum developed in the previous course.

ABED 4F87: Aboriginal Leadership Issues: Healing, Learning and Leadership
This course develops an understanding for the relationship between the colonial experience and contemporary Aboriginal leadership as well as providing a framework for the learner to interpret contemporary policymaking processes and the wider role of the Aboriginal trainer/teacher in Aboriginal communities.

ABED 4F88: Aboriginal Teacher Development: Understanding our Journeys
This course presents reflective theory and practice through a series of hands-on activities designed to encourage both professional renewal and awareness of self as Aboriginal teacher and learner.


Program Notes

  1. Undergraduate credits required in Program B or Program C may be taken on a Letter of Permission (LOP). Students electing this method should familiarize themselves with the LOP regulations. 
  2. Brock will award a maximum of 10 advanced standing credits. Students seeking advanced standing through transfer credits should consult the Admissions section of this calendar for further information.
  3. All candidates must take the five adult education credits through Brock University.
  4. A college of Applied Arts and Technology diploma may give students a maximum of five undergraduate credits. In some cases, where programs at the College and Brock are completely compatible, up to seven credits may be awarded for a three year diploma. A transfer credit is not awarded for Certificate programs, with the exception of a Certificate in the Teaching of Adults.


Program A
ABED 4F84, 4F85, 4F86, 4F87 and 4F88

Program B and C
ABED 4F84, 4F85, 4F86, 4F87 and 4F88
one Humanities context credit (see program note 4)
one Science context credit (see program note 4)
one Social Science context credit (see program note 4)
two credits numbered 1(alpha)00 or above (see program note 4)
five credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above (see program note 4)


Image by Delbert J.R. Jonathon

Image by Delbert J.R. Jonathon


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