Indigenizing K–12 science education

Indigenous & Northern Communities

By: Jane Cooper

Many Indigenous students in Canada experience science lessons as counterintuitive, if not outright alienating. It’s high time we incorporated First Nation, Inuit, and Métis perspectives on the natural world into mainstream K–12 science. Researcher Jane Cooper explains the educational landscape, current initiatives, the role of Elders and Knowledge Keepers, and what it will take to make it happen.

Access the free Impact paper: Curriculum and Reconciliation: Introducing Indigenous Perspectives into K–12 Science.

Former Researcher, The Conference Board of Canada