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Indigenous Education Speakers’ series: Dr. Megan Bang

Cultivating Pedagogical Sovereignty: Designing, Implementing and Studying Land- and Water-Based Learning Environments

Event Details

Friday, April 29, 2022
12-1:30 p.m.

Dr. Megan Bang (Ojibwe and Italian descent) is a Professor of the Learning Sciences and Psychology at Northwestern University and is currently serving as the Senior Vice President at the Spencer Foundation. Dr. Bang studies dynamics of culture, learning, and development, with a specific focus on the complexities of navigating multiple meaning systems in creating and implementing more effective and just learning environments in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics education. She focuses on reasoning and decision-making about complex socio-ecological systems in ways that intersect with culture, power, and historicity. Central to this work are dimensions of identity, equity and community engagement.

In addition to her plenary speech on April 29 at 12:00 pm, there will also be an open reception for Dr. Bang on Thursday, April 28th from 5-6:30pm and a special breakfast for educators who are interested in Dr. Bang's work on indigenous education, pedagogy, and practice on Friday, April 29th at 9 am. Find out more and register for these events at 

For those unable to attend the talk in person, there is also an online option.

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*This event is sponsored by the School of Human Ecology Indigenous Ecowell Initiative, American Indian Studies Program, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Department of Educational Policy Studies, School of Education Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI), Native Nations_UW, Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, and Wunk Sheek.

*Funding provided by the University Lectures Meiklejohn Fund.