EDUC 178: Engaging with (de)colonization

How might we engage with place-based representations of (de)colonization?

Term: Spring 2020
Department: Early Childhood Care and Education
Course: Caring & Learning in Early Years Settings (EDUC 178)
Instructors: Elaine Beltran-Sellitti, Tahmina Shayan
Staff contact: Carol Ballard (North Vancouver Museum & Archives)

Students will experience and respond creatively to a historical or contemporary landmark/monument/place that makes sense of, or disrupts, official narratives of colonization and oppression of places and identities.

City Strategy and Goal Area:

  • Official Community Plan 2014
    • OCP 2014 Goal 6.4: Respect the City’s history by maintaining and enhancing connections to the past.
      • 6.4.4 Support programs and services that engage the community and encourage people to understand and appreciate the City’s distinctive history.
    • Goal 6.1: Support a wide range of arts and cultural activities.
      • Support creative strategies, practices and partnerships that cross boundaries, fuse different artistic traditions, encourage cross cultural understanding, and celebrate the City’s distinctive cultural identity.
  • Council Strategic Plan 2018
    • A Vibrant City is where dynamic public spaces and places provide opportunities for connection and enable residents to engage with their community and celebrate their culture and history.