Community Classroom

Integrated Learning Series: tun sy'u wén

Hand holding a drum

A presentation by VIU's Office of Indigenous Education & Engagement

Where you come from, your traditions and your history, are great sources of strength and wisdom that can be applied to your university studies. The Indigenous Learning and Recognition Portfolio provides students with an opportunity to assess their prior learning experiences through the development of a personalized portfolio. This intensive reflective process is designed to help students begin to record their past experiential learning, thus validating knowledge and skills that come from family, community and cultural backgrounds.

Tania Smethurst, Indigenous Portfolio Coordinator, explains how the course teaches students to reflect on personal and/or professional practice through the lens of tun sy’u wén (your tradition or history): 


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