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Special Lecture (Lisa Lunney Borden)

Wed., Apr. 30, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Location: Education Building 191

Speaker: Lisa Lunney Borden (St. Francis Xavier University)

Title: Sharing a Framework for Aboriginal Mathematics Educations and What it Means for Teaching (1.5 MB) pdf

Background: Dr. Lisa Lunney Borden of St. Francis Xavier University conducts research focused on Culturally Responsive Mathematics Curriculum Pedagogy within Indigenous communities. In particular, Dr. Lunney Borden’s “Show me Your Math” and inquiry projects have resulted in great success in Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaw schools, and are quickly being adopted by provincial schools. In addition, Dr. Lunney Borden’s framing of mathematics and language tensions within Mi’kmaw schools and community in terms of nominalisation and verbification creates new insights into the teaching and learning of mathematics by Mi’kmaw and non-Mi’kmaw students. The possibility of transfer and adaptation of Dr. Lunney Borden’s research to the classrooms and communities of Saskatchewan’s schools likewise holds great promise.

This lecture is jointly supported by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers Society, the Department of Interdisciplinary Programs and Department of Professional Programs (First Nations University of Canada), the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, the Faculty of Science, and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences.