Have you ever taken an online course? If you’ve wanted to try it but haven’t had the chance, this may be the perfect opportunity: educational technology company Coursera has teamed up with the University of Toronto to offer a free online course called “Aboriginal Worldviews and Education.” The class focuses on “Indigenous ways of knowing and how they can inform and benefit all students.” Topics to be covered will range from using language to connect to history; historical, social, and political issues in Aboriginal education; cultural, spiritual, and philosophical themes; and how Aboriginal worldviews can inform professional programs and practices, among others. There are no prerequisites for the course, except for an interest in learning about Aboriginal history and worldviews.
The next session begins February 25th, 2013, and runs for 4 weeks. Upon completion of the course, successful students will receive a certificate signed by the instructor. To find out more information and to sign up for the course, visit the website for the course at: