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Phillips, Sandra R.; Archer-Lean, Clare – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
First Nations writing within English literary studies risks contemporary colonisation if encountered as a literary object for close reading without context or reflection on the role of the reader. This article will explore the processes involved in constructing an innovative reading practice amongst tertiary students to counter the potential for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, College Students, Social Bias
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Molla, Tebeje; Harvey, Andrew; Sellar, Sam – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This article explores factors contributing to unequal patterns of access to languages other than English (LOTE) in Australian universities. A critical analysis of qualitative and quantitative data generated through interviews, surveys and document analysis reveals that underrepresentation in LOTE courses in Australian universities is attributable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Patil Vishwanath, Tejaswini; Mummery, Jane – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Internationalisation of curriculum (IoC) practices promote students developing knowledge of other cultures, attitudes, values and ethics. This conceptual article argues that embedding critical reflection in the IoC program -- through integrating insights from both IoC thinkers and critical reflection literature -- may allow educators and students…
Descriptors: International Education, Cultural Awareness, Values, Ethics
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Crane, Phil; Brough, Mark; Fisher, Tarita – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Although there is a substantial literature critical of the colonising discourses of higher education in both teaching and learning and research, there has been relatively little commentary about work integrated learning (WIL) from an Indigenous perspective. Currently, the higher education discourse of WIL is dominated by a teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Individual Characteristics
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Bullen, Jonathan; Roberts, Lynne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Despite a significant body of literature espousing the transformative impacts of Australian Indigenous Studies curriculum upon students, there remains a limited body of work related to how these students experience and learn within this complex environment. This is particularly notable for research aligned with Mezirow's transformative learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Health Sciences, Transformative Learning
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West, Roianne; Mills, Kyly; Rowland, Dale; Creedy, Debra – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
As Australian universities move towards the mandatory inclusion of First Peoples content into undergraduate health professional programs, it is imperative to evaluate course impact and quality of teaching. A discrete First Peoples Health course underpinned by The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework was evaluated using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Undergraduate Study, Pacific Islanders