The Indigenous Garden Project: Reflecting on Land-Based Education, Decolonizing and Garden Spaces in British Columbia’s K-12 Education System

dc.contributor.authorLever, Jacqualine
dc.contributor.supervisorHurren, Wanda
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-28T23:15:23Z
dc.date.available2020-04-28T23:15:23Z
dc.date.copyright2020en_US
dc.date.issued2020-04-28
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Curriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Education M.Ed.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Indigenous Garden Project was a garden classroom built for the Nala’atsi Program, an Indigenous alternate education program. The project, initially envisioned as purely a garden, was built into a Science 11 course for students attending the alternate program. Students, staff and community members contributed to the planning and building of the multi-use area. The garden contained over fifty different plants (including native plants used for food and medicines by Indigenous peoples), a greenhouse, and a cedar smokehouse. The project centered on Indigenous pedagogies, incorporated Elders and knowledge keepers into the learning space, and provided students with the opportunity to experience science in a hands-on experiential learning environment. This reflective paper outlines the beginnings, building process and end of the project. It details the experience of the garden for the author, several students and a Nala’atsi staff. The literature review discusses the importance of decolonization in education systems, issues regarding racism and settler colonialism in outdoor education, land-based learning versus place-based learning and the benefits of garden-based learning environments. Reflections and recommendation for educators who wish to begin a garden-based learning space are provided. The paper also provides reflections and requirements for educators about incorporating Indigenous education in a decolonizing way into their teaching.en_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/11694
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectIndigenous educationen_US
dc.subjectland-based educationen_US
dc.subjectgarden-based educationen_US
dc.subjectplace-based educationen_US
dc.subjectdecolonizationen_US
dc.subjectexperiential learningen_US
dc.titleThe Indigenous Garden Project: Reflecting on Land-Based Education, Decolonizing and Garden Spaces in British Columbia’s K-12 Education Systemen_US
dc.typeprojecten_US

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