Course Description

The Indigenous Field of Study engages each student in a wholistic evaluation which is done in circle, orally and with teachers and Elders to foster transformation. In this module, participants will learn about the role and value of engaging staff and students in a wholistic evaluation process. Participants will experience a wholistic evaluation themselves. This module is a process of learning to provide and receive wholistic feedback using a circle methodology. This is an experiential module that offers participants a very unique growth-promoting experience.

Course Outline

Participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of how the IFS engages in wholistic evaluation.
  • Engage and experience a wholistic evaluation.
  • Collaboratively develop their own wholistic evaluation tool.

Learner Outcomes

Participant will leave with:

  • Increased knowledge of what and how to engage in wholistic evaluations.
  • An understanding and resources for designing a wholistic evaluation process.
  • Wholistic evaluation tool.
  • A Transformative learning experience.



During the Covid-19 pandemic, many institutions decided to make a transition to remote on-line learning. The Centre for Indigegogy resisted this move because we felt that Indigegogy had to experienced in person and in relationship. However, new experiences and exposure with real time remote teaching and learning has caused us to reconsider the value of real time remote teaching and learning while holding space to enact the principles of Indigegogy.

Our decision to move forward became an opportunity for us to re-envision what it means to offer Indigenous Centre Wholistic Professional Development through ‘real-time’ remote learning. We had to consider:

  • How do we maintain Circle Protocols?
  • How do we continue to engage in Ceremony?
  • How do we hold the principles of Indigegogy (teaching the ways of the people IN the ways of the people)?

There is never a replacement for being with people in person but during this time of social distancing, we believe that we continue to offer quality programming that honours Indigegogy.

We look forward to being in ‘real-time’ remote teaching and learning Circles with you.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in
Section Title
IPC-Module 5-Winter 2022
Remote Circle Work
Th, F
9:00AM to 4:30PM
Mar 24, 2022 to Mar 25, 2022
Schedule and Location
Total Hours
Delivery Options
Remote Circle Work  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $520.00
Section Notes

Indigenous Peoples Certificate, Module 5 "Wholistic Evaluations" makes up 14 out of 84 hours required to obtain your certificate.

Required fields are indicated by .