Affecting change through assessment

improving indigenous studies programs using engaging assessment

Kristina Everett

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Abstract

Warawara, the Department of Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University offers a degree in Community Management, the BCM, which is a designated program exclusively for Indigenous students. It also offers Indigenous Studies units which are available to all students. The Australian Learning and Teaching Council funded the Leadership in Assessment Project (LEAP) which was first implemented in the Department in July, 2007 and has achieved some extraordinary outcomes in that short time. The leadership provided over the course of the LEAP project has created opportunities to open up previously closed avenues of communication, training and support for Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics working in the department. This has resulted in a gradual but radical change in culture which has improved units of study using engaging assessment as the catalyst. This paper reflects on the processes involved in creating a productive, generative interface in which important issues in Indigenous education may be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationATN assessment
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the ATN Assessment Conference 2008 : engaging students in assessment
Place of PublicationAdelaide
PublisherUniversity of South Australia
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780646504421
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventATN Assessment Conference - Adelaide
Duration: 20 Nov 200821 Nov 2008

Conference

ConferenceATN Assessment Conference
CityAdelaide
Period20/11/0821/11/08

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