Yarning about approaches to Indigenise curriculum and pedagogy in Health and Physical Education research and practice

Rosie Welch, Lee Sheppard, lisahunter, Alison Wrench, Sue Whatman, Maree Dinan-Thompson

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Up until this point, with few exceptions (Edwards & Meston, 2008; Nelson, 2008; Dinan Thompson 2013; Whatman et al., 2017, Evans et al. 2018), there has been little engagement with research or resources about Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges in relation to the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education, pedagogies and/or assessment. In this round table discussion, each of the presenters will share a 7-10 minute story about their methods of practice or research in Indigenising health and/or physical education. The presenters’ stories span across research and practice in teacher education, schooling and community development. The focus of the round table is to take stock of the necessity, challenges and opportunities of Indigenising (Williamson and Dalal, 2007) curriculum and pedagogy in HPE as it relates to reconciliation, the ‘cultural interface’, social justice, colonising accountability, white privilege, ontopolitics and resistance. Following the individual story-presentations the group will discuss axes of challenges, opportunities and educational politics across our work. We aim to have productive conversation with deep listening to explore where we are at and where are we going.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2019 - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20195 Dec 2019


ConferenceInternational Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2019
Abbreviated titleAARE 2019

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