Co-designed geospatial curriculum for Inuit sea-ice safety mapping

Authors: Lynn Moorman*, Mount Royal University, Becky Segal, SmartICE, Rex Holwell, SmartICE, Andrew Arreak, SmartICE
Topics: Education , Remote Sensing, Polar Regions
Keywords: remote sensing, education, Inuit, sea ice
Session Type: Virtual Paper
Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM
Room: Virtual 50
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All Inuit communities in Arctic Canada are situated on coasts and depend on sea ice knowledge for safety in travelling and hunting. Changing and unpredictable sea ice conditions, coupled with lack of supporting information during both the freezing and melting seasons leaves a gap in the information required to know where dangerous conditions exist. Using the OECD Learning Compass 2030 framework and Inuit principles as guides, a curriculum to build Inuit geospatial capacity in remote sensing and GIS is being co-designed with the communities using local Inuit knowledge of sea ice conditions and direct and indirect sea ice measurement data. The Learning Compass framework aligns with the need for the curriculum to be holistic, emphasizing learner agency and transformative competencies.

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