Critical Thinking and Representation in Student Writing

Event Date & Time

  • November 14, 2016
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Many students enter their first course with Indigenous content in their third and fourth year of university. Lack of exposure to this material often results in underdeveloped ways of thinking critically about their own identity and the representation of others in their writing. How do you assist students writing and researching on Indigenous topics while confronted by these challenges?

In this session we will examine the following questions:

  • How do you build student capacity through critical feedback?
  • How do you assist students when they are writing and researching on Indigenous topics?
  • How do you negotiate around research topics and ideas and give students feedback that is productive even though their work isn’t?



Dory Nason is an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Her areas of research include contemporary Indigenous Feminisms and related Native women’s intellectual history and literature. Dr Nason teaches Indigenous Literature and Criticism; Indigenous Theory and Research Methods; and Indigenous Feminisms in the First Nations Studies Program and Department of English. In 2013, she was awarded the Killam Teaching Prize in recognition of her contributions to teaching excellence at UBC.



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1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada