Considering Affect: Reflecting on an Initiative to Indigenize the Engineering Curriculum

Natalie Forssman | UBC Okanagan
Jannik Eikenaar | UBC Okanagan

Poster | Monday, May 6 at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Commons Galleria

Indigenizing the curriculum requires a great deal of consideration and sensitivity, perhaps especially in fields that do not already include consideration of the contexts and histories of Indigenous peoples. With this poster, the presenters will share their experiences of Indigenizing the engineering curriculum at a small Western Canadian university. In particular, they will focus on the strategies for fostering a classroom climate appropriate for learning and teaching in this specific context, the affective dimensions of this curriculum for both teachers and learners, and the implications of these affective factors for ongoing and new initiatives.