Speaker Series ART AS A TRANSFORMATIVE PEDAGOGY TOWARDS DECOLONIAL LITERACY: Shannon Leddy

ART AS A TRANSFORMATIVE PEDAGOGY TOWARDS DECOLONIAL LITERACY:  This presentation will look at the ways in which phenomenological art inquiry can function as a transformative pedagogy, revealing the tendrils of colonial thinking that have historically infused Canadian Social Studies curriculum.  We will also explore the notion of decolonial literacy and how developing this area of practice can lead to more inclusive and equitable teaching approaches.

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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  • Shannon Leddy

    Shannon Leddy (Métis) is a Vancouver based teacher and writer whose practice focuses on decolonizing education and Indigenous education within teacher education. She holds degrees in Art History and Anthropology from the University of Saskatchewan (1994), an MA in Art History (1997), and a BEd (2005) from the University of British Columbia. Her PhD research at Simon Fraser University focused on inviting pre-service teachers into dialogue with contemporary Indigenous art as a mechanism of decolonizing education and in order to help them become adept at delivering Indigenous education without reproducing colonial stereotypes.