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ERIC Number: EJ1000440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1326-0111
Towards a Decolonising Pedagogy: Understanding Australian Indigenous Studies through Critical Whiteness Theory and Film Pedagogy
Hook, Genine
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v41 n2 p110-119 Dec 2012
This article explores student and teacher engagement with Australian Indigenous Studies. In this article I identify key themes in the film "September" (2007) that demonstrate how the film can be used as a catalyst for student learning and discussion. Critical whiteness theory provides a framework to explore three themes, the invisibility of whiteness, the reachability of whiteness and the cultural interface. Critical whiteness theory identifies the way in which non-Indigenous people centralise and normalise whiteness within colonised societies, and particularly considers how white privilege is maintained. Interpreting the film "September" through the lens of critical whiteness theory contributes to translating curriculum and social justice aims of education into action.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia