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Bright, David; Mackinlay, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
In her recent work, Sara Ahmed explores wilfulness as a negative charge made by some against others, thinking about the relationship between ill will and good will, the particular and the general, and the embeddedness of will in a political and cultural landscape. In Ahmed's reading, wilfulness is a characteristic often ascribed to those who do…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Educational Research, Mentors
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Mackinlay, Elizabeth; Barney, Katelyn – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
This article explores the implementation of PEARL (Political, Embodied, Active, and Reflective Learning) in two courses at The University of Queensland: a first-year introductory Indigenous Studies course and a second year Indigenous Education course. We draw on findings from a 2-year (2010-2011) Office for Learning and Teaching (then ALTC) funded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Introductory Courses
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Mackinlay, Elizabeth; Barney, Katelyn – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
This article explores the shift in terminology that occurred in a 2-year Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)-funded curriculum renewal project that set out to broadly explore current teaching and learning practice in Indigenous Australian studies (www.teaching4change.edu.au). While we started with the term "Problem-Based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods
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Mackinlay, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
In this article, I take a creative and autoethnographic approach to reflect upon processes of decolonisation in Indigenous Australian studies classrooms. Positioning myself as a non-Indigenous educator, I take the reader on a journey through my search for pedagogy which makes space for the colonial, difficult and messy politics of race, whiteness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Reflection, Ethnography
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Mackinlay, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2005
In this paper I explore the special type of thinking, moving and dancing place which is opened up for decolonisaton when students engage in an embodied pedagogical practice in Indigenous education. I examine what decolonisation means in this context by describing the ways in which the curriculum, the students and me, and more generally the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Dance, Music, Dance Education
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Mackinlay, Elizabeth; Thatcher, Kristy; Seldon, Camille – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a pedagogical approach in which students encounter a problem and systematically set about finding ways to understand the problem through dialogue and research. PBL is an active process where students take responsibility for their learning by asking their own questions about the problem and in this paper we explore…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Females, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods
Mackinlay, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
A college course in Queensland (Australia) brings Indigenous women into the class to teach their music and dance. Performative pedagogy involves students as audience and participants, providing opportunities to critically engage with the social, political, and ethical dimensions of power and knowledge in the university setting. Student comments…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, College Programs, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness
Mackinlay, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
A White Australian professor of a class on Indigenous women's dance has her Aboriginal sister-in-law conduct workshops on Indigenous dance. The classroom dynamics resulting from the complex power relationships (teacher as White woman, Aboriginal family member, and students) disturbs Western paradigms. The responsibility of "safely…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Classroom Environment, Consciousness Raising, Dance Education