Embers Response (10%) – Due date anytime between February 16th and March 2nd
This response will involve inquiring into your own emotional and inner life to deepen self-awareness and reflect on your ways of thinking, being, and doing. Exploring how your inner life comes into interaction with others and society/the world is strongly encouraged, giving you an opportunity to also incorporate meaningful world inquiry. These explorations are asked to be in dialogue with reflections from at least three different thematics/headings from Richard Wagamese’s Embers (these include “Stillness,”
“Harmony,” “Trust,” “Reverence,” “Persistence,” “Gratitude,” and “Joy”). E-books can be accessed here: https://ezproxy.kpu.ca:2443/login?
Length: 500 words minimum
Due date: Earliest February 16 the and latest by March 2nd
The aim of this response is to thoughtfully engage with Indigenous wisdom traditions while gathering perspective or clarity through self-expression and reflection.
As part of your response, you are asked to do self-inquiry or deep looking i.e. closely examine your inner life and how you relate to and respond to others, various situations in your life, your wounds, and challenges, your gifts, and capacities, your understanding of society, etc. In-class presentations by peers will help contextualize and illuminate the very diverse and different ways this response may be approached. Our creative class activities will also give you insights with regard to the purpose and value of such explorations.
Please note that this response is meant to be primarily reflective versus focusing on the description. The aim of encouraging self-expression and reflection is to provide expanded creative and critical space for examination and thus gather vital insights regarding yourself and the world.