Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

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Open Education Resources and New Textbooks: Update from BCcampus

The latest from The BCcampus Open Education team, Lauri Aesoph, BSc, Manager, Open Education New textbooks Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science – Book 2 This new work (Book 2) joins Book 1, published in 2016. Knowing Home attempts to… Continue Reading →

Holding space: How VIU students are shaping the dialogue around Indigenous perspectives

by Kathleen Bortolin I step off the elevator onto the fifth floor of the library, hot coffee and security fob in hand. It’s June and quiet on campus, students and faculty retreating to other pursuits now that classes have ended…. Continue Reading →

A global perspective on Indigenous teaching and learning: What can we learn from New Zealand

As part of our commitment to supporting professional development in incorporating Indigenous knowledge and perspectives into teaching and learning at VIU, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, together with the Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement, recently hosted… Continue Reading →

Aboriginal Education: Humility Through Service

By Sherryl Maglione (Miss Magz), Cowichan Campus, ABE English Instructor, Vancouver Island University As an Aboriginal educator, teaching Aboriginal students has, over time and very simply, become my focus, passion, and life’s work.  My life’s journey as an Aboriginal educator,… Continue Reading →

Honoring Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women in the Classroom

By Sherryl Maglione (Miss Magz), Cowichan Campus, ABE English Instructor, Vancouver Island University February 2014 Conversation Teacher:    So, where do you ladies live? Students:    North of town about twenty minutes. Teacher:    Hey, me, too!  Do you have a vehicle to… Continue Reading →

What to say about teaching and learning?

by Rob Ferguson, Teaching Faculty Member and Co-Chair, Department of Recreation and Tourism Management, Faculty of Management, VIU What to say about teaching and learning?  For me, linking these two terms with ‘and’ has always seemed somewhat problematic. The English… Continue Reading →

A lesson I bring to my VIU students

  By Susan Lymbery, Teaching Faculty Member, Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation and Faculty of Arts and Humanities, VIU I’d been twenty-five years out of high school when my son encouraged me to enrol at Malaspina University-College.  Eight years… Continue Reading →

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