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Social Sustainability Colloquium
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 2:00pm

Fridays, 2-4 p.m.
ASRC (Rec Center Building), Room 650 (New Room)
1800 SW 6th Avenue
Free and open to the public

Friday - April 17, 2-4pm

Journey Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Eduction


Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff  returns!! Will be joined by his co-author Libby Roderick

The presentation will focus on Larry and Libby’s, Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education.  The subtitle, ‘Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education’ serves as a model for how members of the dominant Western society can learn to listen so that they might discern their own roles in contributing to the catastrophic ecological and social problems we now face and explore how we all might learn new ways to work together to address the challenges that lie ahead.  ‘Stop Talking’ changes our fundamental way of learning from an emphasis on formal verbal Instruction to observation and experience, as well as getting the student in touch with their own intrinsic knowledge and understanding and the assumptions that accompany what they know and believe.

You can find two books describing indigenous ways of teaching and learning at http://www.difficultdialoguesuaa.org/. One is entitled Start Talking and the other is Stop Talking. Both texts offer a fresh look at ways to draw upon different cultural traditions and ways of knowing to address complex societal problems.

 Scheduling now for Spring term! Email sharpml@pdx.edu 

April 24 – Deborah Peterson, Climate Change Forum

More to come!