ERIC Number: EJ1017793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
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Indigenising the Griffith School of Environment Curriculum: Where to from Here?
Howlett, Catherine; Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Seini, Monica; Matthews, Christopher
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v42 n1 p68-74 Aug 2013
This article presents a discussion on a study undertaken by academics within the Griffith School of Environment, Brisbane, Australia that sought to explore the potential of an Indigenised curriculum to attract and retain Indigenous students, and thereby facilitate greater participation of Indigenous students in science. The article highlights the need for staff to be both reflective and reflexive about the limitations their particular knowledge systems may impose on Indigenous ways of knowing and knowledge systems. The article also acknowledges the need for professional development opportunities for staff prior to any attempts towards Indigenisation of the curriculum.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Curriculum, Indigenous Knowledge, School Holding Power, Science Education, Student Recruitment, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Participation, Faculty Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia