Critical Orientations: Indigenous Studies and Outdoor Education
This course supports outdoor educators in engaging with culturally responsive incorporation of indigenous studies concepts into outdoor education curriculum and programming. While outdoor school programs in Oregon serve 5th and 6th-grade students, this course's content applies broadly to all outdoor and experiential education.
Created by Dr. Spirit Brooks and Dr. Leilani Sabzalian, this course introduces the following concepts:
What You'll Learn
This course is designed to surface some of the common assumptions and misinformation about Indigenous people and cultures, particularly as they relate to the outdoor school in Oregon. You will:
You do not have to be involved with 5th or 6th-grade outdoor school to access this course. The course content applies to all levels of outdoor education.