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Professor Jennelle Kyd, Swinburne University of Technology - The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project
Professor Jennelle Kyd, Swinburne University of Technology - The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project
Professor Jennelle Kyd, Swinburne University of Technology - The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project
Professor Jennelle Kyd, Swinburne University of Technology - The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project
Professor Jennelle Kyd, Swinburne University of Technology - The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project
Professor Jennelle Kyd, Swinburne University of Technology - The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project
Professor Jennelle Kyd, Swinburne University of Technology - The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project
Professor Jennelle Kyd, Swinburne University of Technology - The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project
Professor Jennelle Kyd, Swinburne University of Technology - The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project
Professor Jennelle Kyd, Swinburne University of Technology - The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project
Professor Jennelle Kyd, Swinburne University of Technology - The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project
Professor Jennelle Kyd, Swinburne University of Technology - The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project
Professor Jennelle Kyd, Swinburne University of Technology - The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project
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Professor Jennelle Kyd, Swinburne University of Technology - The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project

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Professor Jennelle Kyd, Deputy Vice Chancellor & Provost, Swinburne University of Technology delivered this presentation at the Social Inclusion in Education 2013 Conference. The conference explores …

Professor Jennelle Kyd, Deputy Vice Chancellor & Provost, Swinburne University of Technology delivered this presentation at the Social Inclusion in Education 2013 Conference. The conference explores diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

For more information about the event, please visit the conference website: http://www.informa.com.au/socialinclusion2013

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  • 1. The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project Professor Jennelle Kyd Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2. The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project Swinburne Overview of session • What is the Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project? • Why the Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project? • What is driving the Project – challenges and outcomes • Role of technology SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN 2
  • 3. The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project Swinburne What is the Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project? • Development of digital methodologies and resources to increase the participation and successful outcomes of Indigenous Australians in higher education • Three key ‘demonstrator’ projects: a) Health and community services partnership with Lutheran Community Care Central Australia and Menzies School of Health Research b) Creative industries partnership with Goolarri Media Enterprises c) Education partnership with Queensland University of Technology SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN 3
  • 4. The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project Swinburne What is the Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project? • Why digital? • Between 2010 and 2012 Swinburne: • doubled the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders commencing Higher Education with Swinburne • 2013: 154 ATSI headcount (increased by 94 from 2012) in VE, 93 ATSI headcount (increased by 33 from 2012) in HE • These increases have been due to education delivered by digital technologies reaching more students SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN 4
  • 5. The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project Swinburne How does it fit with Swinburne’s overall strategy? • • • Learning and teaching • Attract ATSI students into science-, engineering- and technologyrelated courses • Clear pathways into higher education • Culturally relevant Indigenous Studies and Sociology programs Research and research training • Increase number of ATSI research students • Priority area in digital technologies in social innovation and health Employment • Increase employment opportunities for Indigenous students • Increase number of ATSI employees at Swinburne • Improve awareness of cross-cultural issues SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN 5
  • 6. The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project Swinburne What is driving the Project? • Impacts on the entire value chain: • from education support to students graduating with a higher education qualification • Parity of study – a challenge for the sector as a whole: • Participation rates • Participation rates in all areas of study • Improving participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to flow through to an increase for choosing an academic career SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN 6
  • 7. The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project Swinburne Partnership 1: Lutheran Community Care Central Australia and Menzies School of Health Research Facilitate delivery of certificate/diploma/advance diploma training in community services and health to improve the opportunity for future transition to Associate Degree/Bachelor level studies Successfully complete a qualification – AQF Level 1 to 5 SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Move to an AQF Level 7 qualification 7
  • 8. The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project Swinburne Lutheran Community Care Network Central Australia - Input into content - Advice on delivery methodologies - Opportunities for workers to participate in Education opportunities - Builds on its strengths community and outreach support and services - Strong commitment to improving indigenous employment and education advancement SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN 8
  • 9. The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project Swinburne Partnership 2: Goolarri Media Enterprises Adapt Goolarri certificate qualification and Swinburne higher education qualifications for clear learning pathways Successfully complete a Goolarri certificate online SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Move to a Swinburne higher education qualification online 9
  • 10. The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project Swinburne Goolari Media Enterprises - 100% owned, NFP company arm of the Broome Aboriginal Media Association - Is an RTO since 2003 - Largest employer of Indigenous people in Broome - Through its media networks, reaches communities throughout the Kimberley - Provide local expertise to adapt offerings into relevant digital formats - Input into content - Advise on delivery approaches - Contribute workers as learning supporters to students SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN 10
  • 11. The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project Swinburne Partnership 3: Queensland University of Technology Through digital capacity provide gap training to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education/liaison/support workers to build their knowledge about pathway and higher education options for their students and on successful strategies to raise the aspirations of their students Gap training SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN Education workers can provide improved support to students 11
  • 12. The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project Swinburne QUT network - Currently working with Vic Dept Education and Early Childhood development to identify training needs of Koorie Education Workforce (KEW) - Swinburne also working with KEW in education support and gap training - Collaborate with QUT’s Indigenous Education Projects team in areas of leadership in Indigenous education - Enable contribution to project from extensive networks and links to government agencies, Indigenous education advisory bodies and other community participants SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN 12
  • 13. The Indigenous Futures Collaboration Project Swinburne Role of technology Digital technology for learning: • Can overcome relocation issues & potential loss of qualified members of the communities • Brings education to the community • Allows flexibility and paced learning • Needs to be locally supported to achieve success Digital technology can address issues around retention and success! Target of Project: 70% retention, 40% of existing VE students transitioning to a higher education qualification SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN 13
  • 14. Professor Jennelle Kyd Senior DVC and Provost Swinburne University of Technology jkyd@swin.edu.au Thank you

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