8B - Decolonizing WIL: Research on Critical Success Factors for a UVic International Indigenous WIL Program

Track:
Work Integrated Learning and Experiential Learning
When:
Tuesday Jul 31   01:30 PM to 02:25 PM (55 minutes)
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In partnership with the University of Newcastle in Australia, the University of Victoria offers a unique Indigenous exchange program that enables Indigenous students from these institutions to participate in work integrated learning (WIL) experiences in their host countries. This Indigenous WIL exchange program provides a unique perspective into the cultural dimensions of learning that takes place for students, organizations and practitioners involved in the program. In 2017, University of Victoria conducted a research project to better understand critical success factors for the UVic indigenous international WIL program. This research sheds light on how we can view WIL from an indigenous perspective, and in the process, think about how we can decolonize WIL and honor, as well as incorporate indigenous ways of being and doing in our WIL programs.

Learning Outcomes  / Trois Résultats d'apprentissages 

  • To develop successful international exchanges
  • How are indigenous international exchanges unique?
  • What does it mean to be interculturally effective in an indigenous context?

Participant
University of Victoria
Executive Director
Participant
University of Victoria
Manager, Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement

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