At the completion of the course, you will have an understanding of:
- The context of Aboriginal Education in Australia and immediate needs of Aboriginal learners.
- The principle of cultural responsive pedagogies
- What the Australian curriculum response to Aboriginal learner needs to be – focusing on whether “Aboriginal world views” and the national curriculum can be reconciled.
About the presenters
Professor Lester Rigney is research fellow at Kings College, London. One of Australia’s most respected Aboriginal educationalists, Professor Rigney is a descendant of the Narungga, Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri peoples of South Australia.
He is an expert on Aboriginal Minority Education. He is Professor of Aboriginal Education at the Centre for Research in Education at University of South Australia. He is best known for his theorisation of Indigenist Research Epistemologies and Aboriginal Education putting him at the forefront for schooling and language rights from 1990s to the 2000s. According to Rigney’s three principles of Indigenist epistemology – schools, teachers and researchers must build community partnerships and embed Aboriginal cultures as driving force for transformative, culturally responsive education. Many teachers and policy writers have been inspired by Rigney’s writings that promotes the idea that culturally responsive schooling is built from the experiences and abilities students bring to class. Professor Rigney has worked across the Pacific on Indigenous Education from New Zealand, Taiwan to Canada.
Professor Rigney is a member of the Foundation Reggio Children – Centro Loris Malaguzzi Scientific Committee
This webinar was part of the South Australian Collaborative Childhood project.
Providing state-wide leadership to strengthen and develop strategic and collaborative partnerships between organisations in order to advocate for children’s rights as citizens from birth.