University of Technology Sydney

013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education

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Teachers have a vital role in determining the positive experiences Indigenous Australian (includes both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) students can have in the classroom. Actively participating in a culturally respectful learning environment has enormous benefits for all students; Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian students alike. This subject introduces pre-service teachers to issues that influence educational outcomes for Indigenous Australian school students and their communities. Such issues can include racist beliefs – often unwitting – of teachers and community stakeholders. In addition, it provides a knowledge foundation for teachers on which sound curriculum planning for Indigenous Australian perspectives can be based in different subject areas. Educational strategies that can support equitable participation and effective learning experiences for Indigenous Australian students are also presented.

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