Dr. Susan Dion: First Nation, Métis and Inuit-focused Collaborative Inquiry and Community Involvement
Susan Dion discusses her study of collaborative inquiry involving educators working with community partners to meet the needs of Indigenous students. The study clearly revealed the importance of involving community members as partners throughout the inquiry process. This cultivated a deeper reciprocal understanding between educators and community members. Educators gained greater knowledge about the histories, cultures and perspectives of their local First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities. The collaboration enabled all participants to play a greater role in identifying student learning needs and to bring about positive change.