Indigenous education

Happy new year reading: our most popular posts of all time

By Jenna Price

EduResearch Matters began back in 2014 under the stewardship of the amazing Maralyn Parker. At the end of 2020, Maralyn retired and I tried to fill very big shoes. The unusual thing about EduResearch Matters is that even posts published in the first couple of years of the blog’s existence continue to get readers –

Indigenous voices: why we urgently need windows and mirrors

By Amy Thomson

Could you see yourself reflected in your English classroom? I would like you to take yourself back in time for a moment. Take yourself back to your high school English classroom. I want you to imagine the books you studied. Think of their titles and who they were by. Think about what you learnt and

What makes a culturally nourishing school?

By Claire Golledge

AARE Symposium : The Culturally Nourishing Schooling Project Dr Keiko Bostwick (UNSW), Associate Professor Kevin Lowe (UNSW), Dr. Greg

Patience, persistence and persuasion: the how-to of Indigenous curriculum practice

By Susan Page

‘I can’t breathe’. As the Black Lives Matter movement gathered global momentum these words became a familiar refrain; forever linked to the African American man whose life was extinguished by police on a city street in 2020. Few recall the same words uttered by an Aboriginal man in a police cell in Sydney in 2015,

Be brave: how to Indigenise the curriculum

By Alanna Kamp

Acknowledgement: I acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which I live and work and pay my respect to Elders past and present. Western Sydney University acknowledges the Darug, Eora, Dharawal (also referred to as Tharawal) and Wiradjuri peoples and thanks them for their support of its work in their lands. I

How to reimagine research for self-determined Indigenous futures

By Nikki Moodie

An excerpt from Associate Professor Nikki Moodie’s keynote, opening the 2021 AARE conference on Monday November 29. Indigenous

How To Transform 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