Down the Hall – Ep 37 – Indigenizing Digital Culture

What effect has the increasing use of technology had on Indigenous education and the passing on of knowledge from one generation to the next? Technological advances in education can often cut both ways, especially when we move beyond pedagogical issues and think about the cultural issues that they bring up.

In this week’s episode, Dave talks to Dr. Michael Marker about this subject. Michael talks about exploring the ethnohistory of Aboriginal Education, his long path toward helping to bring these issues forward and address them, as well as the importance of media engagement for Indigenous peoples. He also discusses his course in the MET program, ETEC 521 (Indigeneity, Technology, and Education) and the importance of cross-cultural inquiry. It’s a fascinating interview that we hope you’ll enjoy. We know you’ll get a lot out of it.

In addition to that, your hosts discuss this week’s death of noted science fiction author Ray Bradbury and the deep meaning of his classic novel, Fahrenheit 451.

Plus a musical treat!

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Episode 37 (38:08)

Time Stamps

00:11 | Introduction
05:28 | Interview – Indigeneity and Technology

Interview with Dr. Michael Marker

35:12 | What’s Happening in EPLT?

Interactive Whiteboards workshop: July 3-4 (UBC Campus)

11th UBC Museum/Gallery Teachers’ Summer Institute: July 3-13 (Museum of Anthropology/Emily Carr University) – Listen to Dr. Kit Grauer talk about this institute

Historical Thinking Project: July 9-14 (Toronto) – Listen to Dr. Peter Seixas talk about this institute

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Our theme  music |  ”Digital Stop” by The Sediment Club and “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent, both through a Creative Commons license.

Bumper music

Graciously provided to us by Dr. Marker