Neil Harrison

Associate Professor

  • 146 Citations
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20032021
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Biography

Neil has worked in Indigenous education as a primary, secondary and tertiary teacher. He has over 30 years of teaching and research experience in the field. 

His interests include philosophy of education, psychoanalysis and phenomenology.

Methodological expertise focuses on negotiated approaches to research, including those methodologies which are generated collaboratively in the field.

Neil's current research focuses on teaching about the experiences of trauma, and in partciular teaching difficult histories.

His past research focuses on Learning from Country.  In recent years, he has analysed ways in which Indigenous knowledge of Country can be used to increase Indigenous student engagement in urban locations such as Sydney. He has documented specific approaches to learning in the Sydney region that connect Indigenous children to Country, provide them with a greater sense of belonging and wellbeing, and produce increased student engagement at school, including significantly reduced suspensions (for example, Harrison & Greenfield, 2011).

See a video of Neil's philosophy on Learning from Country:  http://youtu.be/5iSfaFcJAOY

In 2017, Neil won an Australian Award for University Teaching: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Biography

Trauma Informed Pedagogy; Philosophy of Education; Indigenous education

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Projects 2008 2021

Research Outputs 2003 2019

Curriculum and learning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education: a systematic review

Harrison, N., Tennent, C., Vass, G., Guenther, J., Lowe, K. & Moodie, N., 15 Apr 2019, In : The Australian Educational Researcher. 46, 2, p. 233-251 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

curriculum
learning
education
student
school

Factors affecting the development of school and Indigenous community engagement: a systematic review

Lowe, K., Harrison, N., Tennent, C., Guenther, J., Vass, G. & Moodie, N., Apr 2019, In : Australian Educational Researcher. 46, 2, p. 253–271 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

school
community
interaction
school system
student

Special issue. Aboriginal voices: systematic reviews of indigenous education

Guenther, J., Harrison, N. & Burgess, C., Apr 2019, In : The Australian Educational Researcher. 46, 2, p. 207-211 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch

The possibilities and practicalities of professional learning in support of Indigenous student experiences in schooling: a systematic review

Vass, G., Lowe, K., Burgess, C., Harrison, N. & Moodie, N., Apr 2019, In : The Australian Educational Researcher. 46, 2, p. 341–361 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

learning
experience
student
import
anti-racism

‘Aboriginal Voices’: an overview of the methodology applied in the systematic review of recent research across ten key areas of Australian Indigenous education

Lowe, K., Tennent, C., Guenther, J., Harrison, N., Burgess, C., Moddie, N. & Vass, G., Apr 2019, In : The Australian Educational Researcher. 46, 2, p. 213–229 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

methodology
education
student
educational opportunity
aggregation