Indigenous education

How To Transport Our Understanding Of First Nations Cultures To Abundant Futures

By April Phillips and Scott Rankin

Big hART’s Creative Learning Producer, April Phillips, and Scott Rankin CEO reflect on the elements, process and approach of co-creating an ambitious First Nations led education project with the community of Ieramugadu (Roebourne), in the Pilbara W.A. In the education sector, First Nations content and knowledge is widely accepted as rich, layered and highly important.

We must embed the full histories of this Country or rob all Australian students of understanding our home

By Marnee Shay and Rhonda Oliver

We come together as Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal collaborators with a strong desire to see the excellent policy reforms in Indigenous education in Australia come to life.

Black Lives matter; We matter

By Kath Coff

So, I lie awake not being able to sleep, as the fire of my Ancestors burns inside me for change. I roll over trying to hide from it all, as I am tired, having just worked a full-time week, raising my gorgeous kids and teaching them from home, working and living for my Community, my

We need more Indigenous voices to help attract and keep Indigenous teachers

By Ren Perkins

I am a Murri man from South East Queensland. I have connections with the Quandamooka People from North Stradbroke Island and to the Aboriginal Community of Cherbourg, Queensland. I am proud of my Aboriginal heritage and would like to contribute to my people through education and research. I have worked in Indigenous education for over

Into this silence the children said – we are not the problem we are the solution

By Melitta Hogarth

“…And in the naked light I saw ten thousand people, maybe more People talking without speaking, people hearing without listeningPeople writing songs that voices ever shared, no one dared disturb the sound of silence…” (Excerpt from Sound of Silence, Simon and Garfunkel, 1965) There is a silence echoing within government chambers,  as the need to

Before we begin again, I want to tell you why last year was horrendous

By Melitta Hogarth

The education year is about to begin but I can’t let 2018 go. Not yet. I want to share with you how last year was for me, a Kamilaroi woman, a former schoolteacher and now a university lecturer and educational researcher. My urge to share is simply because I need to be persistent and I

Words matter: how the latest school funding report (Gonski 2.0) gets it so wrong

By Melitta Hogarth

Much has been said about David Gonski’s second review of school funding in Australia. It is a document

Why and how to use different teaching methods with Indigenous students

By Helen Boon

For decades there has been an overrepresentation of Indigenous students across Australia in disciplinary school records. Suspensions, exclusions