Social Sciences Week 2022 - Decolonising pedagogy: How can teaching in the social sciences be more inclusive and respectful of Indigenous peoples and their knowledge?

09/6/2022 05:00 pm 09/6/2022 06:30 pm Australia/Melbourne Social Sciences Week 2022 - Decolonising pedagogy: How can teaching in the social sciences be more inclusive and respectful of Indigenous peoples and their knowledge?

The importance of recognising the value Indigenous knowledges and values bring to universities and embedding Indigenous value systems and knowledges into university structures is broadly accepted across Australian universities. The Universities Australia Indigenous Strategy 2022-25 specifically commits universities to having Indigenous content in curricula that is meaningful, appropriately developed and appropriately resourced, and ensuring students graduate with an awareness of Indigenous values and knowledges. But how should staff teaching in the social sciences approach the task of decolonising their pedagogy? And what key principles and understandings should underpin such an important and urgent task?

Panellists

Mr Jamil Tye, Director, William Cooper Institute (Monash University)

Associate Professor Liz Mackinlay, Faculty of Education (Southern Cross University)

Dr Lindsey Te Ata o Tu MacDonald, Fellow, Ngāi Tahu Research Centre and Director, Masters in Policy and Governance (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

Mr Christopher Simpson, Director, Indigenous Aged Care Programs and Collaboration, Australian Department of Health

Ms Deb Te Kawa, Lead Consultant, DTK and Associates

Moderator

Associate Professor Deirdre O’Neill (Monash University)

Event Details

Date:
6 September 2022 at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Description

The importance of recognising the value Indigenous knowledges and values bring to universities and embedding Indigenous value systems and knowledges into university structures is broadly accepted across Australian universities. The Universities Australia Indigenous Strategy 2022-25 specifically commits universities to having Indigenous content in curricula that is meaningful, appropriately developed and appropriately resourced, and ensuring students graduate with an awareness of Indigenous values and knowledges. But how should staff teaching in the social sciences approach the task of decolonising their pedagogy? And what key principles and understandings should underpin such an important and urgent task?

Panellists

Mr Jamil Tye, Director, William Cooper Institute (Monash University)

Associate Professor Liz Mackinlay, Faculty of Education (Southern Cross University)

Dr Lindsey Te Ata o Tu MacDonald, Fellow, Ngāi Tahu Research Centre and Director, Masters in Policy and Governance (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

Mr Christopher Simpson, Director, Indigenous Aged Care Programs and Collaboration, Australian Department of Health

Ms Deb Te Kawa, Lead Consultant, DTK and Associates

Moderator

Associate Professor Deirdre O’Neill (Monash University)