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Bullen, Jonathan; Roberts, Lynne – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
Australian undergraduate programmes implementing Indigenous studies courses suggest transformative educational outcomes for students; however, the mechanism behind this is largely unknown. To begin to address this, we obtained baseline data upon entry to tertiary education (Time 1) and follow-up data upon completion of an Indigenous studies health…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Indigenous Populations, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education
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Britt, Eileen; Macfarlane, Angus; Macfarlane, Sonja; Naswall, Katharina; Henderson, Jacki – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
This paper provides a description of a postgraduate clinical psychology training programme's journey towards becoming more biculturally responsive and how the learnings from this have been applied to the wider Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury (UC), Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ). The paper includes a discussion of cultural…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Clinical Psychology, Indigenous Knowledge
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Rioux, Joel; Ewing, Bronwyn; Cooper, Tom J. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This paper reports on an Action Research project that investigated the integration of Aboriginal and Western knowledge into science learning in a Montessori classroom in regional Queensland, Australia. Drawing on the local knowledge of fauna of community members, the study explored the teaching of science to 12 year 8-9 students in an Aboriginal…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Biology, Science Curriculum
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Fogarty, William; Riddle, Stewart; Lovell, Melissa; Wilson, Ben – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
In a policy landscape dominated by forces that seek to continually reshape education according to market logics, there are particular impacts on the seemingly intractable crisis of Indigenous education policy making. Entrenched discourses of deficit result in education policy continually being 'done to' communities, with little heed paid to the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Literacy
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Shortland, Lorrin Ruihi; Locke, Terry – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This article reports on what happened when a Rumaki putaiao kaiako (Science) teacher at a New Zealand high school trialled the use of creative narratives with her Year-10 students as a way of developing their understanding of the human digestive system. These students were members of the school's Maori immersion unit, and creative narratives were…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Science Teachers
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McDowall, Ailie – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
Our work as educators is entangled in questions of how colonisation privileges particular epistemologies and ontologies, ethical responsibilities and the reproduction of privilege or exclusion through education. Working with preservice teachers as they shape their social and ethical responsibilities allows the opportunity to effect social change…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Indigenous Populations, Reflection
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Nakata, Martin – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This is a reflective opinion piece, on our efforts in Australia to achieve alignment between the goals of Indigenous self-determination, Indigenous studies programmes and decolonising theory for an open and critical dialogue in south-south scholarship agendas. In this spirit, extant approaches to Indigenous studies in the Australian higher…
Descriptors: Reflection, Opinions, Alignment (Education), Self Determination
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Fleuri, Reinaldo Matias; Fleuri, Lilian Jurkevicz – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This study argues that western societies have to learn from the cosmological vision of first peoples. In the Brazilian context, despite the genocide of these peoples, there still remains a rich variety of cultures, keeping their traditions and lifestyles based on the concept of "buen vivir," in Spanish, or Tekó Porã as the Guarani people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Popular Education, Death
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Dolhare, Maria Itati; Rojas-Lizana, Sol – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This article discusses the concept of "Vivir Bien" (Living Well) (VB) and its role as a decolonising project in connection with the "Political Constitution of the Plurinational State of Bolivia" (2009) (BC) and subordinated legislation. This subordinated legislation was enacted to implement in a more specific manner the general…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Models, Indigenous Knowledge
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Ali, Wahab – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Indigenous knowledge is multidimensional encompassing the beliefs, practices, arts, spirituality and other forms of traditional and cultural experiences that belong to Indigenous communities globally. In order to protect, preserve and recognize the knowledge of the Indigenous people of Fiji, known as the iTaukei, the University of Fiji has…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations
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Manning, Richard F. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This article draws upon a "tale from the feld" (Van Maanen, 1988) to encourage New Zealand and Australian teachers of history and social studies to appraise how their own perceptions of place and teaching about Indigenous peoples' histories impact upon their students' learning. Moreover, it explains why Uri Bronfenbrenner's (1979)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Heritage Education, Local History
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Spillman, David – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
The global standardization reform movement in education has seduced many Indigenous education policy makers in Australia, providing a powerful neoliberal discourse to further consolidate their focus on Indigenous educational defcit. "A Share in the Future", the latest review of Indigenous education in the Northern Territory is an…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Educational Policy, Futures (of Society), Program Descriptions
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Ruddell, Nicholas; Danaia, Lena; McKinnon, David – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
The Indigenous Sky Stories Program may have the potential to deliver significant and long-lasting changes to the way science is taught to Year 5 and 6 primary school students. The context for this article is informed by research that shows that educational outcomes can be strengthened when Indigenous knowledge is given the space to co-exist with…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Science Instruction, National Curriculum, Science Curriculum
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Weuffen, Sara; Cahir, Fred; Zeegers, Margaret – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
The aim of this article is to provide teachers with knowledge of ways in which Eurocentric (re)naming practices inform contemporary pedagogical approaches, while providing understandings pertinent to the mandatory inclusion of the cross-curriculum priority area: "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures" (Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Ethnocentrism
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Hiha, Anne Aroha – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
Kaupapa Maori is thoroughly theorised in academia in Aotearoa and those wishing to use it as their research methodology can find support through the writing of a number of Maori academics. What is not so well articulated, is the experiential voice of those who have used Kaupapa Maori as research methodology. My identity as a Maori woman…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Research Methodology, Indigenous Populations
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