Global Land-Based Learning: Indigenous Interconnection in Mobility Programming

This project produced a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) module co-developed by staff at Humber and Otago Polytechnic for students at both institutions. Through indigenous teachings and group sharing, students explored their layered identities, relationships with land, and worked in teams on a “wicked problem” to build intercultural competence and professional networking skills. The project engaged students from historically marginalized groups including Indigenous, LGBTQIA+ and Black populations in an effort to provide students with a global learning opportunity that they otherwise may not have joined. Parallel research examines whether COIL-enhanced learning removes barriers for historically underrepresented students in global programs.

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