Wilson (2008). Can a Ceremony Include a Literature Review? (Research is ceremony: Indigenous research methods.)

“It is this awareness of colonization, and the firm belief that Indigenous peoples have their own worldviews, that have led to the present stage in the articulation of our own research paradigm.” (p 53)

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Wilson (2008). On the Research Journey. (Research is ceremony: Indigenous research methods.)

“… four dominant paradigms … there is a common thread of thinking that runs through them. This commonality is that knowledge is seen as being _individual_ in nature. This is vastly different from the Indigenous paradigm, where knowledge is seen as belonging to the cosmos of which we are a part and where researchers are only the interpreters of this knowledge. This distinction in the ownership of knowledge is one major difference between the dominant and Indigenous paradigms …” (p 38)

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Molnar (2012). Responsibility as the Welcoming of Difference: Thoughts on Levinas and a Teacher’s Experience.

“There are powerful arguments that exist in advocating for educators’ involvement in anti-racist and social justice undertakings, yet at the core of these exists how responsibility is understood and enacted in face-to-face interactions.” (p 46)

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Concluding Reflections.

Over the course of five years as a post-secondary instructor, I gradually incorporated my ongoing learning in education into practical form. Applications of this learning included curriculum development, lesson planning, classroom methods, and assessment development. Over the last year, I had the opportunity to refine this work further and to consider it in the context … Read more

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Personal Teaching Philosophy.

My teaching philosophy is guided by a deep appreciation for the pursuit of knowledge. My work today in education is a philosophical analogue of and continuation to my work in media and publishing industries earlier in my career. Through my career, my work has reflected themes in media and culture, cognition, communication and knowledge tools … Read more

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