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Research Language Immersion

Revitalizing Nêhiyawewin: Our Language, Stories and Perspectives

Gail Mackay
Linda Wason-Ellam
Darlene Arcand
Pamela Fosseneuve
Coreen Sakebow
Dwayne Swiftwolfe

This research project aims to explore the development of storytelling curricula grounded in Nêhiyaw language and knowledge at a school in Saskatoon. Working with visiting Elders who are story keepers, Cree immersion speakers in grades 1-3 will listen to Elder stories and participate in a number of oral language storying activities in Cree. Indigenous storytelling…

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E-kiweyitotamakh Kitayisinewinanaw Reclaiming Our Cree Language Through Oral Tradition

Charlotte Campbell
Diane Peekeekoot

This project was student-driven and came about as the result of a school survey sent home to families. Students had expressed the desire to learn their traditional language, Cree, and the goal was to revitalize traditional Cree language in the school. An invitation was issued to community Elders to share lunch at the school as…

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Moving Into the 21st Century With Second-Language Learning: iParle français

Dana Sanders
Tina Anderson

The goal of this research was to use innovative ways to addresses fossilized errors in French immersion classrooms or errors that occur in oral language because of the influence of the first language (in this case primarily English). IPads were used to both help with student engagement in oral learning and to provide a tool…

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Using an Inquiry-Based Approach in Early Childhood French Immersion

Paula Fortier
Marielle Hamon

This research explores integrating inquiry-based learning into the primary level (kindergarten and Grade 1) French immersion classroom. The researchers describe the success and challenges of working towards an emergent curriculum in an immersion classroom.  The researchers found that teachers needed both time to work collaboratively and supports to confidently explore inquiry-based learning.

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Using Traditional Aboriginal Teachings and the Leader in Me (7 Habits) Concept to Improve Communication and Technology Skills in the Nehiyawewin Cree Language and Culture Program

Norine Tourangeau
Sheila Kennedy
Lesley Walters

How can we incorporate technology as a way to improve students’ communication skills in a Cree classroom using Traditional Aboriginal Teachings and the Leader in Me concept? This study will include Aboriginal pedagogy such as the sharing circle and interviews to collect data from Elders, traditional knowledge keepers, community resource members, parents, students and teachers….

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