The First Peoples Principles of Learning, developed by British Columbia’s First Nations Education Steering Committee, is a key resource to guide both the inquiry process and one’s approach to learning and teaching. It is a useful resource for school/district wide professional learning, as a tool to help shift thinking around using wise ways to develop Aboriginal understandings.
Network members are already very familiar with the First Peoples Principles of Learning, and many have been actively incorporating them into the core of their teaching and learning. Thanks to Richmond School District’s Coordinator for Library and Information Services, Gordon Powell, and Ecole Secondaire R.A. McMath Secondary School teacher Carl Ruest, the Principals have now been translated into French! Check out the French version, as well as the French/English document.
The First Nations Education Steering Committee website has a number of other resources, including classroom resources and the First Peoples Learning Blog. They are also hosting a Summer Institute in August: Indian Residential Schools & Reconciliation – limited spaces are available.