A Testament to the Strength of the Métis
Education Versus Schooling
Métis pedagogy was traditionally land-based. Learning in traditional Métis communities and families was a lifelong commitment that included family members, knowledge-keepers, ceremonies, and land-based learning. For many families, these lessons also included entrepreneurial skills.
Compare land-based learning to traditional teaching methodologies. What lessons does the standard K-12 educational process miss? What values do you think are being taught in a Western form of education? What values were being ignored by omitting land-based learning?
If you went to school for eight years and yet only had only a grade three education, how would this affect the way you see yourself?
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[Academic integrity from an Indigenous perspective – see Poitras Pratt & Gladue, in press]