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McKnight, Anthony Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • School of Education

Top Publications


Research Overview


    1. My research is about identifying how and why teachers, students, academics and people connect to Country to enhance educational practice and healing of self. Country is Aboriginal people’s knowledge system and my research is about working with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to form a relationship with Country to implement and embedded holistic Country centred approaches to teaching and taking care of Country and self. The research with its Country inspired and informed methodologies contributes to decolonising and reculturalising educational systems and practices.
    2. The research is important as it researches educationalist’s and community members relationships with Aboriginal knowledge with the focus of placing spirit into education systems and practice. This spiritual component is paramount if we are seeking our students to be holistic learnings, to heal colonial damage and restrictions, and to take care of the entity (Country) that provides us with everything we need to survive
    3. The practical contribution is enhancing people understanding and skills of Aboriginal educational practice and knowledge system to close the gap between Western and Country’s knowledge systems. Simply put, the research not only helps people to take care of Country, which is taking care of self (healing) but it provides all students and society with an opportunity to understand the Country(s) they live on, and enhance teacher practice.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Other Research Activities


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Aboriginal Education
    Country Centered Approaches to Education, Health and Environment

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Five Island's People - An Historical Account of the Traditional Aboriginal Custodians of the Illawarra Region including Clan Boundaries, Traditional Social Structures Highlighting Traditional Educational Methodologies
    Doctor of Philosophy What teachings are being shared by weeds? Lessons from the Shoalhaven River. Arnold, Crystal

Full Name


  • Dr Anthony David Blake McKnight

Mailing Address


  • Northfields Avenue

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Top Publications


Research Overview


    1. My research is about identifying how and why teachers, students, academics and people connect to Country to enhance educational practice and healing of self. Country is Aboriginal people’s knowledge system and my research is about working with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to form a relationship with Country to implement and embedded holistic Country centred approaches to teaching and taking care of Country and self. The research with its Country inspired and informed methodologies contributes to decolonising and reculturalising educational systems and practices.
    2. The research is important as it researches educationalist’s and community members relationships with Aboriginal knowledge with the focus of placing spirit into education systems and practice. This spiritual component is paramount if we are seeking our students to be holistic learnings, to heal colonial damage and restrictions, and to take care of the entity (Country) that provides us with everything we need to survive
    3. The practical contribution is enhancing people understanding and skills of Aboriginal educational practice and knowledge system to close the gap between Western and Country’s knowledge systems. Simply put, the research not only helps people to take care of Country, which is taking care of self (healing) but it provides all students and society with an opportunity to understand the Country(s) they live on, and enhance teacher practice.

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Other Research Activities


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Aboriginal Education
    Country Centered Approaches to Education, Health and Environment

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Five Island's People - An Historical Account of the Traditional Aboriginal Custodians of the Illawarra Region including Clan Boundaries, Traditional Social Structures Highlighting Traditional Educational Methodologies
    Doctor of Philosophy What teachings are being shared by weeds? Lessons from the Shoalhaven River. Arnold, Crystal

Full Name


  • Dr Anthony David Blake McKnight

Mailing Address


  • Northfields Avenue

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Research Areas