Reconciliation in Teaching and Learning – Are You Ready?


This short course is designed to support educators with instructional design that engages in reconciliation. Participants will actively engage in reflection to recognize unconscious bias and social positioning to remove barriers to forging and maintaining respectful relationships. Approaching teaching and learning through a wholistic lens will maintain physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual balance for educators and learners.  

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Recognize and understand how bias impacts instruction, assessment, and learner expectations.  
  • Accept responsibility to teach all students about the history of Indigenous people of this land called Saskatchewan. 
  • Approach educator-learner partnerships from a place of humility recognizing the dominant culture influences formal and informal positions of power.  
  • Make the conscientious choice to overtly affirm Indigenous culture and to deconstruct and adjust practices that are primarily supported with Western ways of knowing, being and doing.  

Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (CUTL) Connections: 

  • 1.2.1  -I reflect on personal power and position and develop strategies for power-sharing and choices for students
  • 1.2.2 I value perspectives and worldviews different than my own 
  • 4.1.1 - I articulate personal beliefs and assumptions about “good teaching” 

Timing: 4 Sessions, 2hrs each session 


  The next offering will begin on November 8, 2023

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