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ERIC Number: EJ959916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0111
Using the "Arts" to Teach Indigenous Australian Studies in Higher Education
Vaughan, Karen
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v34 p107-112 2005
This paper will discuss some personal philosophies and rationales in approaching and delivering Indigenous Australian studies--approaches that have been influenced and informed by experienced and knowledgeable educators both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. It doesn't aim or pretend to be unique or innovative in its arguments or approach; instead, it is a reflection on the pathway taken by one Indigenous educator and the thinking behind this--at least at this point in time. As such, it adopts a philosophy that "it's important to know where we've come from in order to make sense of where we are and where we might be heading". It is hoped that through this reflection and by offering an example of how art (as performance/role-play) has been used in one of my teaching sessions that I might make more sense of my personal practice and contribute in some small way to the important and ongoing debates surrounding teaching Indigenous Australian studies.
University of Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, Brisbane, Queensland, 4072, Australia. Tel: +61-7-3365-1969; Fax: +61-7-3365-6855; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia