Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Journal

Journal of Technology in Human Services

Volume

23

Issue

3-4

First Page

167

Last Page

181

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J017v23n03_01

Abstract

This chapter describes the development of a Web-based undergraduate child welfare course for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners. Rather than simply incorporate an Aboriginal perspective into Eurocentric pedagogies and course structures, the authors disrupt the dominance of Western ways of knowing in education by designing the course to situate Western knowledge as a way of knowing rather than the way of knowing and the frame from which all other perspectives are understood. In this research the authors describe the differences between Aboriginal and European thought and reveal how Web-based courses can be designed in ways that do not perpetuate Eurocentrism.

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