Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Graduate Education

First Advisor

Patricia C. Kornelis


This action research project examined the impact of a place-based learning opportunity on Haida Gwaii for Christian educators. Two separate groups participated. The first group of 10 participants came to Haida Gwaii in the summer of 2017. The second group of 10 participants came to Haida Gwaii in the summer of 2018. Both groups were given the same opportunity to take part in various events, visit locations, and meet Haida people. All but one participant from both groups were interviewed separately in the spring of 2019 to collect data on each’s experience. One participant did not respond to requests for an interview. The data indicates having a place-based learning opportunity provides educators with enthusiasm for improving their own teaching of Indigenous content and perspectives and for connecting them with local Indigenous communities, in the hopes of having more meaningful relationships with these same communities.


Action Research Project Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education