Why Choose Kenjgewin Teg for your Post Secondary Learning?
Our students, alumni, elders and team share some considerations in this "Transitions" video why you should consider studying for that certificate, diploma or degree here at Kenjgewin Teg on Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island).
Additional Qualifications (AQ) Courses at Kenjgewin Teg:
Additional Qualifications (AQ) Course Outdoor Experiential Education, Schedule C
The AQ – Outdoor Experiential Education course is 125 hours; open to candidates who meet the entry requirements identified in the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation. Successful completion of this course will be recorded on the candidate’s Certificate of Qualification and Registration.
In keeping with traditional Anishinabek pedagogical approaches to education, the learning in this course models the content of outdoor experiential education in that much of the teaching and learning is experienced outside of the classroom; this will provide candidates with a model they can take with them to their own teaching. Additionally, and most significantly, is the participation of local community members and Elders whose guidance can counsel both the instructors and candidates in their progressive learning throughout the course. There will be fluid movement between the classroom, outdoors, and community: candidates will go outside and into the community to learn with knowledge holders and Elders; community members and Elders will also come into the classroom.
Session Date/Time: July 22-August 2, 2019 (Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 daily) PLUS September 27-29 (weekend session) (8:30-4:30 daily)
Additional Qualifications (AQ) Course Teaching FNMI Children, Schedule C
The AQ – Teaching FNMI Children course is 125 hours; open to candidates who meet the entry requirements identified in the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation. Successful completion of this course will be recorded on the candidate’s Certificate of Qualification and Registration.
FNMI children are the fastest growing population in Canada, and therefore, in the Ontario school system. In addition, Canada is in an era of reconciliation in the wake of residential schools, and assimilationist policies. Candidates will learn about the history of colonization in Canada, decolonization theory, current efforts of grassroots people to decolonize their selves and nations, and finally, their role as teacher and educator in an era of truth and reconciliation. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit stories center each major theme in this course as the roots and starting points of this course. Teacher candidates will reflect individually and collaboratively, with the encouragement to draw on their experiences to scaffold the learning. Place and the land will also center the learning just as Anishinaabe cultures, languages, customs and ways of life are a product of their environment. Main topics include: origin stories and legends, a revisionist colonial North American history from the perspective of FNMI nations, decolonization versus reconciliation, as well as the teacher’s role in today’s era of reconciliation, and pathways moving forward. Reflection, investigation, collaboration, experience and student directed learning inform the learning.
Session Date/Time: July 15-August 2, 2019 (Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 daily) PLUS 1 online/culminating assignment (5 hours)