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An Aboriginal way towards curriculum reconciliation

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper introduces the context and design of an institutional educational development grants program, Jindaola, which reflects an Aboriginal way towards reconciling Indigenous and non-Indigenous Knowledges in the Australian higher education curriculum. The program is unique in two ways: it foregrounds the voice of Aboriginal local Knowledge Holders in the design and implementation of the program; and, rather than focussing on embedding predefined ‘packages’ of Indigenous Knowledges and pedagogies into curricula, the approach adheres to Aboriginal methods for conducting business and maintaining knowledge integrity, by taking interdisciplinary teams of academics on a journey towards what we are calling ‘curriculum reconciliation’.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Kennedy, J., Thomas, L., Percy, A., Dean, B., Delahunty, J., Harden-Thew, K. & de Laat, M. (2019). An Aboriginal way towards curriculum reconciliation. International Journal for Academic Development, 24 (2), 148-162.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85064042699

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/asdpapers/731

Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 148

End Page


  • 162

Volume


  • 24

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This paper introduces the context and design of an institutional educational development grants program, Jindaola, which reflects an Aboriginal way towards reconciling Indigenous and non-Indigenous Knowledges in the Australian higher education curriculum. The program is unique in two ways: it foregrounds the voice of Aboriginal local Knowledge Holders in the design and implementation of the program; and, rather than focussing on embedding predefined ‘packages’ of Indigenous Knowledges and pedagogies into curricula, the approach adheres to Aboriginal methods for conducting business and maintaining knowledge integrity, by taking interdisciplinary teams of academics on a journey towards what we are calling ‘curriculum reconciliation’.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Kennedy, J., Thomas, L., Percy, A., Dean, B., Delahunty, J., Harden-Thew, K. & de Laat, M. (2019). An Aboriginal way towards curriculum reconciliation. International Journal for Academic Development, 24 (2), 148-162.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85064042699

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/asdpapers/731

Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 148

End Page


  • 162

Volume


  • 24

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom