The First Peoples Principles of Learning: An Opportunity for Settler Teacher Self-Inquiry

  • Kelly Hanson University of British Columbia
Keywords: self-study, worldview, living curriculum, setter teacher education

Abstract

In 2016, the province of British Columbia introduced a redesigned K-6 curriculum. Undergirding this plan is the learning philosophy, the First Peoples Principles of Learning. This paper is written from the perspective of a settler teacher as she engages in self-study research to develop her understanding of the curricular plan. The author describes her emerging self-awareness as opening to a deeper understanding of her Euro-American worldview, cultural narratives that maintain gaps between settler teachers and
First Peoples perspectives, and how ongoing self-inquiry is a way to improve as an educator.

Published
2019-05-31
How to Cite
HansonK. (2019). The First Peoples Principles of Learning: An Opportunity for Settler Teacher Self-Inquiry. LEARNing Landscapes, 12(1), 125-137. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v12i1.983