Indigenous insights for HE staff

QUT is celebrating the 200th student to graduate from their innovative Indigenous Knowledges and Perspectives of Learning and Teaching course, which is designed to build confidence, capacity and understanding for HE staff.

Non-Indigenous and Indigenous staff from 20 universities have completed the course, which involves three hours of self-directed learning and a three-hour online workshop. The program teaches about how to embed Indigenous knowledge into teaching programs and is aimed at any HE staff involved in teaching and/or learning.

The course is a pathway into a further qualification in Indigenous Knowledges.

Dr Lauren Woodlands and Francis Nona said the program targeted a clear need to build capability and capacity.

“To radically transform university curricula and enhance experiences for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, we addressed the unfortunate truth that many non-Indigenous staff lack confidence or are under-prepared to embed Indigenous perspectives and knowledges in teaching,” they said.

“We’re dedicated to encouraging the development of staff capacity and to ensure that educators take on a shared responsibility for this work in partnership with Indigenous staff.”



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