October 17, 2019
A McDowell Salon Series will take place in Saskatoon on Saturday, November 2 at 11:40 a.m. at Circle Drive Alliance Church (3035 Preston Avenue South). The conversation will include:
- Sharon Meyers (Educator, First Nations and Métis Education Consultant and Lead Researcher).
- Glen Aikenhead (Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan).
- Ruth Beatty (Undergraduate studies in education, Lakehead University).
- Christina Ruddy (Knowledge Keeper, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation).
Through a roundtable conversation, the participants will be exploring ideas developed through a research project entitled Culture-Based School Mathematics for Reconciliation and Professional Development that was funded by the McDowell Foundation. The conversation will focus on three key areas:
- The importance of including Indigenous and Western ways of knowing on mathematics curriculum.
- The need to unlearn ideas in order to create space for learning.
- The importance of collaboration and support in professional development.
The Salon Series is designed to provide research teams with an opportunity to share their research and to engage community stakeholders in ongoing conversations about next steps. The McDowell Foundation has provided close to $2 million in funding supporting more than 300 teacher-led research projects for the benefit of Saskatchewan students.