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University of Toronto

Aboriginal Worldviews and Education

University of Toronto via Coursera


Intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners, this course will explore indigenous ways of knowing and how they can benefit all students. Topics include historical, social, and political issues in Aboriginal education; terminology; cultural, spiritual and philosophical themes in Aboriginal worldviews; and how Aboriginal worldviews can inform professional programs and practices, including but not limited to the field of education.


  • Welcome and Orientation to the Course
    • Information about the course
  • Aboriginal Worldviews
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  • Aboriginal Worldviews Colliding with Newcomers
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  • A Brief History of Aboriginal Education
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  • Contemporary Themes in Aboriginal Education
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  • 8th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada & the Way Forward
    • This television series aired on Canada's CBC in 2013. Short clips used in the course created a demand from students for more and to see the clips in their original context. We received permission to show the series here.
  • Extras
    • These are additional materials that may be of interest. None of this material counts towards your final grade.

Taught by

Jean-Paul Restoule


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  • Anonymous
    Jean-Paul Restoule's course is excellent. He covered a lot of ground with great insight, an even-handed delivery, speakers, objectivism and knowledge. I thoroughly enjoyed it and think it's a much-needed course and topic for discussion.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I am sad this course will not be offered anymore, It was my first one. Learnt so much. The content was very thought provoking and was helpful in my teaching.
  • Joanna Rose David

    Joanna Rose David completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very hard.

    This help you to improve you self and have a confident to communicate. It’s important that you learn and listen. It will prepare you a bigger world that you will battle on.

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