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Critical Indigenous pedagogy meets transformative education in a third space learning experience

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posted on 2015-01-29, 00:00 authored by Roslyn Carnes
This paper explores the philosophical and theoretical foundations of a first year unit in Aboriginal Studies offered at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle. It explains how the current approach is inclusive of transformative and critical Indigenous pedagogies and taught from an evolving ‘third space’. Each philosophical underpinning is considered briefly, with reference to informal feedback received from students in 2014. What is suggested is that AB100 is indeed transformational for students in ways that are potentially ongoing in both professional and personal
lives. Given the focus of the University of Notre Dame on training students for the professions this has implications for potential ways of teaching and learning that may require uncapping the usual teaching and learning frameworks to actively incorporate transformative and Indigenous pedagogies. Recommended is the need for further investigation and research into the impact of this approach to learning via an evaluation framework based upon the authors PhD outcomes



Western Australian Network for Dissemination. Conference (2015 : Crawley, Western Australia)


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Western Australian Network for Dissemination (WAND)


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Perth. W. A.

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2015, The Author


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WAND 2015 : Proceedings of the 2015 Western Australian Network for Dissemination Conference

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