Incorporating perspectives without being tokenistic

A question from FP in Sydney – “how do teachers incorporate Aboriginal perspectives across all KLAs without it appearing wishy washy or tokenistic“ This is a key question to being an effective teacher. If we image that teaching is both being able to interact with and engage with learner, while at the same time knowing … Continue reading Incorporating perspectives without being tokenistic

Essential Reading

Here is another selection for the other resource for the non-institutionally-affiliated-student or Life-Long Learner. The Australian Critical Race & Whiteness Studies Association examines Whiteness in an Australian context, exploring the racialised nature of our country. They hold regular conferences with a regular journal published that you can access from the website.

10 Incredibly inspiring self-taught learners

Amber from Online Universities Weblog sent this link to 10 Incredibly Inspiring Self Taught Scholars this afternoon. It made me think about how we as adult learners/teachers fail to engage with what we’re learning/teaching and we underestimate the role of self-teaching. I gave a guest lecture yesterday at QUT for pre-service teachers. It was in one … Continue reading 10 Incredibly inspiring self-taught learners

Embedding Indigenous Knowlege – What’s Your Investment?

Picture this scenario. Kids in bed, its quiet and peaceful, nothing’s happening just sitting in front of the telly, my partner and I reading the weekend papers, drinking tea. And there’s a story on the front page of the paper – a football player (or coach) has managed to get himself into trouble (a spear … Continue reading Embedding Indigenous Knowlege – What’s Your Investment?

Grow your understanding of Indigenous issues by developing an educator PLN

It may seem bizzare that a blog devoted to talking about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives would have its second post about PLNs, but perhaps we won’t do things in an expected way. At the Critical Classroom, we’re interested in constantly driving learning from teachers and students. The most curious teachers are the most exciting ones. … Continue reading Grow your understanding of Indigenous issues by developing an educator PLN

7 Reasons I like critical theory for Indigenous studies

As a free-range scholar & educator, I tend to go off course a bit occasionally (well – maybe more than occasionally). I’ve recently re-discovered critical theory when preparing a guest lecture for QCA1213 Indigenous Art, Protocols and Practices unit at Queensland College of Art – Griffith University. 7 Reasons to Like Critical Theory It challenges accepted … Continue reading 7 Reasons I like critical theory for Indigenous studies