Knowledge & World Views in the Critical Classroom: A journey of on-going inquiry

These notes are to accompany a lecture given on 31st August, 2009 for pre-service education students enrolled in EDB007 Culture Studies: Indigenous Education (mid-semester) at Queensland University of Technology. This post can be conjunction with the slides on slideshare.net/leesawatego So far in this semester, students have explored concepts such as standpoint, epistemologies, the power & … Continue reading Knowledge & World Views in the Critical Classroom: A journey of on-going inquiry

How to start a successful Aboriginal Business by Neil Willmett

Neil Willmett’s How to Start a Sucessful Aboriginal Business published by Brolga Publishing (ISBN 1-92122-146-1) is available for business students. A very quick google search found these suppliers – the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (at their events); Australian Online Bookshop – its just over $20.00 – but they’re out of stock; Abbey’s Bookshop – its … Continue reading How to start a successful Aboriginal Business by Neil Willmett

Blak History Month – Connect

In its second “official” year, Australia’s Blak History Month is steadily gathering momentum and is being helped along by social networking tools. There is – a Facebook group “I’ll be Celebrating Australia’s Blak History Month”. There are resource sheets available here. Go to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=62159984672 a Twitter hashtag “group” #austblakhistorymonth And importantly, there is a “buzz” … Continue reading Blak History Month – Connect

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

Play Letterbox & learning Indigenous language

Play LetterboxAs promised yesterday, here is another resource, though you don’t need to buy this one. Letterbox was produced by Carbon Media, an Indigenous Australian media company. The Letterbox programme was televised on NITV and ABC3, and is targeted at primary school aged kids. You can play the games online. Unfortunately the games aren’t leveled … Continue reading Play Letterbox & learning Indigenous language

Resources – Sisters Dreaming

Am really conscious that I’ve spent too many of my last posts talking about me/us/ourwork. To rectify that imbalance, I’ll spend the next few posts over this Easter school holiday break checking out other Indigenous Australian educational resource creators. Sisters Dreaming is a New South Wales based enterprise (but they sell online to all over … Continue reading Resources – Sisters Dreaming