2021-2022 Undergraduate Calendar

Education - Aboriginal Adult Education  
Director Peter Vietgen Program Co-ordinator TBA Academic Adviser Sarah McGean  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Co-ordinator Sarah McGean 905-688-5550, extension 3530 Welch Hall 68 brocku.ca/aboriginaladulted The Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education offers a Bachelor of Education in Aboriginal Adult Education as well as a Certificate in Aboriginal Adult Education. Each program is designed to enhance the abilities of individuals working with, or aspiring to work with, adult populations in a variety of educational/training contexts. The Bachelor of Education in Aboriginal Adult Education incorporates Indigenous learning preferences and cultural diversity, focusing on Turtle Island Indigenous cultures and issues. This community based curriculum model relies on qualified local Indigenous educators to facilitate the learner's educational journey. Courses are offered in a facilitated blended learning cohort model, face-to-face at locations across Ontario as well as online. The Bachelor of Education in Aboriginal Adult Education program does not lead to an Ontario Certificate of Qualification. For further information contact the Program Co-ordinator.  
Admissions Go to top of document
To meet candidates' needs, three application routes are available. Program A: For those who already hold an undergraduate degree and are pursuing a Bachelor of Education in Aboriginal Adult Education as a second degree. Program B: For those who do not hold an undergraduate degree but have completed undergraduate credits or hold a College diploma or are applying as a mature student and are pursuing a degree in Aboriginal Adult Education. Certificate in Aboriginal Adult Education: For those who hold neither an undergraduate degree nor a College diploma or are applying as a mature student and are pursuing a Certificate in Aboriginal Adult Education.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  Undergraduate credits required in Program B may be taken on a Letter of Permission (LOP). Students electing this method should familiarize themselves with LOP regulations.  
2.  Brock will award a maximum of ten 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 core Aboriginal Adult Education credits through Brock and maintain a minimum 60 percent overall average.  
4.  A College 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. Transfer credit is not awarded for Certificate programs with the exception of a Certificate in the Teaching of Adults.  
Program A Go to top of document
- ABED 4F84, 4F85, 4F86, 4F87 and 4F88
 
Program B Go to top of document
- ABED 4F84, 4F85, 4F86, 4F87 and 4F88
- one Humanities context credit (see program note 4)
- one Sciences context credit (see program note 4)
- one Social Sciences 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)
 
Certificate in Aboriginal Adult Education Go to top of document
The Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education also offers a Certificate in Aboriginal Adult Education. This allows those persons who are working in related fields who are not interested in pursuing a degree an opportunity to complete the Certificate. The admission requirements are the same as for the degree programs. The certificate is awarded upon completion of the following courses with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- ABED 4F84, 4F85, 4F86, 4F87 and 4F88
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
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 2F01 Aboriginal Approaches to Philosophy, Spirituality and Ethics Traditional Indigenous philosophies, spirituality and ethics, ceremonies, protocols and systems of knowledge in Canada. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. ABED 2F02 Indigenous Environmental Knowledge Healing for Aboriginal adult learners and educators using the physical environment as a source of Indigenous ways of knowing the land. Connections to the land through creation stories, land-based learning and reciprocal relationships. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. ABED 3F01 Indigenous Philosophies in Education Indigenous philosophies and traditions underlying how Indigenous peoples teach and learn. Issues specific to the local Indigenous traditions. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. ABED 3F02 Indigenous Approaches to Respecting the Land Relationship of Indigenous adult learners and educators to the land using the physical environment as a pathway towards traditional Indigenous environmental practices. Strategies for teaching about the respect, conservation and relationship from an Indigenous perspective. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. ABED 3F30 Indigenous Research Methodologies Theoretical and practical approaches of mainstream and traditional Indigenous research methodologies. Methodologies that respect Indigenous cultures and communities. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. ABED 3F40 Decolonizing and Anti-Racism in Education Impact of colonization on the lives of Indigenous peoples in Canada focusing on educational issues such as the residential schools. Strategies for decolonizing education. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. ABED 4F14 Introduction to Aboriginal Education Introduction to Aboriginal ways of learning and constructing knowledge and the relationships between culture/education and learning/healing. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to the Bachelor of Education Primary/Junior (Aboriginal) program. Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABED 4F84. ABED 4F15 Aboriginal Curriculum Theory and Design Introduction to an Aboriginal approach to creating curriculum through a community-based developmental model. Topics include decolonization, relationship between learning and healing, learning outcome development and global Indigenous trends in education. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to the Bachelor of Education Primary/Junior (Aboriginal) program. Prerequisite(s): ABED 4F14 (ABED 4F84). Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABED 4F85. ABED 4F16 Aboriginal Ways of Teaching and Learning Issues in Aboriginal and mainstream adult education including learning styles, evaluation, storytelling, experiential learning and lesson planning. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to the Bachelor of Education Primary/Junior (Aboriginal) program. Prerequisite(s): ABED 4F15 (4F85). Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABED 4F86. ABED 4F17 Aboriginal Leadership Issues Relationship between the colonial experience and contemporary Aboriginal leadership; contemporary policy-making processes and the wider role of the Aboriginal trainer/teacher in our communities. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to the Bachelor of Education Primary/Junior (Aboriginal) program. Prerequisite(s): ABED 4F16 (4F86). Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABED 4F87. ABED 4F18 Aboriginal Teacher Development 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. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to the Bachelor of Education Primary/Junior (Aboriginal) program. Prerequisite(s): ABED 4F17 (4F87). Note: this course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABED 4F88. ABED 4F84 Introduction to Aboriginal Adult Education Introduction to Aboriginal ways of learning and constructing knowledge and the relationships between culture/education and learning/healing. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to Aboriginal Adult Education. Note: when course is offered in the Fall term or Winter term, contact hours will be 6 hours per week.This course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABED 4F14 and ADED 4F84. ABED 4F85 Aboriginal Curriculum Theory and Design Introduction to an Aboriginal approach to creating curriculum through a community-based developmental model. Topics include decolonization, relationship between learning and healing, learning outcome development and global Indigenous trends in education. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to Aboriginal Adult Education. Note: when course is offered in the Fall term or Winter term, contact hours will be 6 hours per week.This course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABED 4F15 and ADED 4F85. ABED 4F86 Aboriginal Ways of Teaching and Learning Issues in Aboriginal and mainstream adult education including learning styles, evaluation, storytelling, experiential learning and lesson planning. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to Aboriginal Adult Education. Note: when course is offered in the Fall term or Winter term, contact hours will be 6 hours per week.This course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABED 4F16 and ADED 4F86. ABED 4F87 Aboriginal Leadership Issues Relationship between the colonial experience and contemporary Aboriginal leadership; contemporary policy-making processes and the wider role of the Aboriginal trainer/teacher in our communities. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to Aboriginal Adult Education. Note: when course is offered in the Fall term or Winter term, contact hours will be 6 hours per week.This course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABED 4F17 and ADED 4F87. ABED 4F88 Aboriginal Teacher Development 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. Facilitated discussion, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to Aboriginal Adult Education. Note: when course is offered in the Fall term or Winter term, contact hours will be 6 hours per week.This course may be offered in multiple modes of delivery. The method of delivery will be listed on the academic timetable, in the applicable term. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ABED 4F18 and ADED 4F88.  
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