Course Lecturer EDSL 370-771,731,756,761, 741 OFNIE W24

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Job Type: PartTime

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Hiring Unit: Office of First Nation and Inuit Education (OFNIE)

Course Number-Section and Title: EDSL 370 – 771, 731, 756, 761, 741 Issues and Practices in Teaching Indigenous Languages

Course Description

Education in Second Languages: Social, linguistic, and epistemological issues in Indigenous language teaching and learning, drawing on academic and community knowledge bases. Analyzes approaches to the development of Indigenous language proficiency through an examination of specific Indigenous language teaching methods for first language and additional language learners. Emphasis on the relation between instruction and language policy and planning as well as instruction and students own language learning and maintenance. Focuses on how to develop teaching practices and how to evaluate language learning.

CL Credits: 3 (This course is not team-taught)

Number of Positions Available: 5

Term: Winter 2023

Course Dates:

January 24 – February 11, 2024

Schedule:

Session 1: Jan 24-28; Session 2: Feb 7-11;

Meetings: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Evenings (6:00-9:15pm); Saturday: Morning (9am-Noon) & Afternoon (1pm-4:30); Sunday: Morning only (9am-12:15pm) (in person)

Location:

Whapmagoostui - 771

Chisasibi - 731

Waskaganish - 756

Waswanipi - 761

Mistissini - 741

Travel from Montreal , taxi/mileage, accommodation and per diems are covered by the Office for instructors who require it.

Teaching Qualification Requirements (TQRs):

Education

  • A Master’s degree (in exceptional circumstances applicants without a Master’s degree but with significant research or professional experience related to the course content may be considered)

Experience

  • Expert knowledge of course content as outlined in the course description
  • Knowledge of the Quebec Education program (QEP) and the curriculum of the partnering school board with whom this course is being giving in collaboration.
  • Familiarity with the 13 professional competencies specified in the Ministère de l’Éducation
  • Knowledge of the impact of colonialism on Indigenous communities and proven record integrating pedagogical approaches anchored to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience as a teacher, administrator or consultant in the partnering school board for which this course is being delivered.
  • Experience teaching in the Quebec elementary school system
  • Previous successful experience teaching similar course(s) to pre-service teachers
  • Previous successful experience teaching similar courses in Indigenous communities.
  • Experience developing curriculum, instructional approaches, and/or policy grounded in Indigenous knowledge and pedagogies

Other

  • If the applicant has taught this course exactly once previously, she/he must have had satisfactory teaching evaluations in this course that meet the Department’s expectations. This requirement does not apply to applicants who have taught the course at least twice.
  • If the applicant has not taught this course previously, but has taught in the hiring unit previously, she/he must have had satisfactory teaching evaluations that meet the Department’s expectations.
  • Adherence to evolving program requirements concerning course content and program-developed competencies; course content and references must reflect the most current advances in the field.
  • This course must be modified to the educational, social, and cultural context of the community in which it is being delivered.
  • Must be available to attend course coordination and planning meeting minimum of 2 weeks in advance of the course start date.
  • Preferred candidate will have demonstrated cultural awareness of and sensitivity to Indigenous issues in First Nations and Inuit contexts and connection to First Nations and Inuit communities. 

Additional Information:

This course will be offered in-person in Whapmagoostui, Chisasibi, Wemindji, Waswanipi, and Mistissini,  following the schedule above.

You are covered by the working conditions specified in the McGill Course Lecturers and Instructors Union collective agreement; https://www.mcgill.ca/hr/fi les/hr/mcliu_collective_agreement_-_fi nal_version_for_printing_0.pd

The University may, at its discretion, assign a person of its choice to give this Course/Teaching.

McGill University is an English-language university where most teaching and research activities are conducted in the English Language, thereby requiring English communication both verbally and in writing.  

Please contact [email protected]   with any questions you may have.


Hiring Unit:


Office of First Nation and Inuit Education (OFNIE)


Course Title:


Issues and Practices in Teaching Indigenous Languages


Subject Code:


EDSL 370 771, 731, 756, 761, 741


Location:


Whapmagoostui - 771 Chisasibi - 731 Waskaganish - 756 Waswanipi - 761 Mistissini - 741


Schedule:


Session 1: Jan 24-28; Session 2: Feb 7-11; Meetings: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Evenings (6:00-9:15pm); Saturday: Morning (9am-Noon) & Afternoon (1pm-4:30); Sunday: Morning only (9am-12:15pm) (in person)


Deadline to Apply:


2023-11-30


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