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Thursday, November 12 • 7:30pm - 7:30pm
Learner Empowerment through Canada's 94 Calls to Action

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In this Lightening Talk, Jess O’Reilly walks participants through an example of OER-enabled pedagogy that she has implemented in an asynchronous online course titled Truth and Reconciliation, a course devoted to supporting learners as they confront the myriad harms caused by Canada’s residential school system specifically, and settler colonialism generally. The culminating project in this course invites learners to contribute to a public-facing website dedicated to educating youth about Canada’s 94 Calls to Action, and grassroots efforts to support reconciliation, reclamation, and restoration across Turtle Island.

This example of OER-enabled pedagogy forms the basis of Jessica’s ongoing doctoral research project and intended research output for the Open Ed Group’s OER Research Fellows program.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:

- Observe an example of a renewable assignment implemented in service of learner empowerment and increased awareness of existing social justice issues facing Indigenous persons in Canada

- Consider how renewable assignments influence learner motivation, self-directedness, and group cohesion

- Explore an example of a for-credit postsecondary course actively implementing OER-enabled pedagogy

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Jessica O'Reilly

Professor and Graduate Student, Athabasca University and Cambrian College
From humble beginnings scooping ice cream at her grandparents' Supply Post, Jess now spends her time serving up scoops of decolonial truths (tastes awful, but it works)! In the Truth and Reconciliation course she facilitates, Jess endeavours to disrupt colonial narratives in a gentle... Read More →

Thursday November 12, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
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