Neil Harrison

Associate Professor

  • 215 Citations
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20032020

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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 trauma-informed education, Indigenous education and curriculum and pedagogy.

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

Neil's current research focuses on the development of a Trauma-Informed Pedagogy for schools and universities.

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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Country as pedagogical: enacting an Australian foundation for culturally responsive pedagogy

Harrison, N. & Skrebneva, I., 2020, In : Journal of Curriculum Studies. 52, 1, p. 15-26 12 p.

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    Risky teaching: developing a trauma-informed pedagogy for higher education

    Harrison, N., Burke, J. & Clarke, I., 30 Jun 2020, In : Teaching in Higher Education. 15 p.

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  • Towards an Australian model of culturally nourishing schooling

    Lowe, K., Skrebneva, I., Burgess, C., Harrison, N. & Vass, G., 12 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Curriculum Studies. 15 p.

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