1 June 2023

Cultivating Learning Communities of Belonging

Cultivating Learning Communities of Belonging is a course for instructional leaders and school administrators in the consideration of both school and classroom cultures. Course content will include attention to social and cultural contexts, racial justice, Indigenous perspectives, human sexuality, and restorative practices and how these topics impact and form school and classroom cultures. 

This course seeks to help students find clarity in answers to the following questions:

  • What is the relationship between the daily behaviour of educational leaders and the cultures of schools?

  • How do we awaken our students’ knowledge, creativity, and critical reflective capacities in our schools and classrooms?

  • How do racism and other forms of oppression underlie achievement gaps and alienation within our schools?

  • How can classroom learning be linked to larger movements seeking to effect change in the community?

  • How can school culture be a vehicle for social change?

  • How do we cultivate learning communities of belonging in our schools?

Dr. Edith van der Boom
ICSD 260008 F23*
Blended (Online Asynchronous/Synchronous)



Enrolment Notes:
To register for this course, email academic-registrar@icscanada.edu. Last date to register is September 14 (Note that the first class for this course takes place on September 14).  Maximum enrolment of nine (9) students. ICS reserves the right to decline registrations.

*Approved for Area 2 or 3 of the CSTC