Learning and teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

Neil Harrison, Juanita Sellwood

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Abstract

Learn from real voices and experiences. This book helps pre-service teachers prepare themselves for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in urban, remote and rural primary and secondary schools. It also guides teachers to confidently include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in their programming. The overall aim of this text is to ‘keep things local’, as working closely with the local community is absolutely crucial to successful teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education. This book balances educational theory with practical teaching strategies. Full of case studies, examples and a range of voices and personal stories from students, pre-service teachers, indigenous community members, it conveys the richness and diversity of Australian classrooms. Key Learning Features: Learning from Experience feature includes real life cases from teachers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Video references link to a range of online resources, encouraging students to recognise the diversity of approaches to learning. Questions and activities appear at the end of chapter for readers to test their comprehension and discuss issues with other pre-service teachers. The authors provide detailed discussion on how to build empowering partnerships between schools and communities to help pre-service teachers become a part of local communities.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSouth Melbourne, Victoria
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages259
Edition3rd
ISBN (Print)9780190303204
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

First published as Teaching and Learning in Indigenous Education, 2008 (9780195561104). Second edition published as Teaching and Learning in Aboriginal Education, 2011 (9780195574593).

Keywords

  • torres strait islanders--education
  • aboriginal australians--education
  • learning--australia
  • teaching--australia
  • ethnic minorities - education (australia)
  • teaching of special groups (australia)
  • all australian indigenous material (australia)

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    Harrison, N., & Sellwood, J. (2016). Learning and teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education. (3rd ed.) South Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press.