Troubling sites: Decolonizing HPE?

Thu, Nov. 26, 2020 10:00:00 — 11:30:00 AEST

AARE HPE SIG Special two day symposium

Troubling sites: Decolonizing HPE?
AARE HPE SIG Special two day symposium

November 26:

Session 1. 10.00 am to 11.30 am AEST and 11.00 am to 12.30 pm AEDT

Panel: Dr Melitta Hogarth, Professor Tracey Bunda, Dr lisahunter, Dr Alison Wrench, final panellist TBC

Session 2.  12.00 pm to 1.30 pm AEST and 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm AEDT

Panel: Professor John Evans, Dr Jennifer Campbell, Dr Rosie Welch, Dr Sue Whatman.

December 4:

Superclass yarning workshop, 9.00 am to 11 am AEST and 10.00 am to 12.00 noon AEDT

Presenter: Ms Lee Sheppard 

Pitches, Discussion and Discussant (TBC) feedback and close, 12 noon to 2.00 pm AEST and 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm AEDT

Australia’s First Nations People have embodied strength, knowledge, tenacity and generosity in the colonial-settler dominated society that frames our whitewashed education systems and research. Whether in paying attention to big ideas, such as Truth and the colonizing history in Australia, Treaty, Sovereignty, or Reconciliation, policies such as Closing the Gap, the Uluru Statement, professional standards such as AITSL’s 1.4 & 2.4 and there are many debates as to how researchers might unite for better outcomes for all and as equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In this Special Interest Group (SIG) symposium we ask how might researchers decolonise what is a whitewashed field. Whether we focus on health education, bodies, movement, Health & Physical Education curriculum area, HPE teacher education, sport, outdoor education, wellbeing and associated areas, how might we decolonize our work? In this four-part series, join us in discussion, debate, learning, practice and reflection to meet such a challenge, with attention to Australia’s First Nations People. We hope this first set of activities will springboard more broadly to Indigenous-focussed activities in the SIG.

PROGRAM: The first day (Thu 26 Nov) is made up of two panels followed by a Q&A session, one talking about research in teacher education, the other in research methodology of and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The panel will talk about research in Health Education, Health & Physical Education, Bodies, Sport For Development, Coaching and related topics. 

On the second day (Fri 4 Dec), we will run two sessions. The first is with Lee Sheppard, who will talk to and facilitate an Indigenous methodology, incorporating discussion of research stories of failure and learning at the cultural interface. Participants will be workshopped to come up with ethical research projects they might pitch; projects with Indigenous academics and people. In the afternoon session, participants will pitch their projects to an invited panel/discussant and co-participants. The session will finish with a Discussant and Critical Friend giving feedback on the day’s activities. 

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