EDB007 2009 Lecture


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This presentation was developed for a lecture I'm giving this afternoon at Qld University of Technology for EDB007 Cultural Studies: Indigenous Education pre-service Education students. (Its similar & uses some of the same slides as the presentation I gave 2 weeks ago at Griffith University). I've also written a blog post to accompany it. You can find it at www.inquirybites.com

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EDB007 2009 Lecture

  1. 1. EDB007 Culture Studies: Indigenous Education (Queensland University of Technology) Leesa Watego 31 August, 2009
  2. 2. Knowledges & World Views in a Critical Classroom - a journey of on-going inquiry
  3. 3. VIDEO seeing doing looking power knowing knowledge
  4. 4. - what you see is just the tip of the iceberg
  5. 5. seeing doing looking power knowing knowledge
  6. 6. - a thinking activity on a piece of paper, answer these two questions: -what do you know about Aboriginal art? - what is the source of that knowledge?
  7. 7. … do not reinforce our values, actions, customs, culture and identity; when they tell us only about others they are saying that we do not exist; they may be writing about us but are writing things which are untrue; & they are writing about us but saying negative and insensitive things which tell us that we are not good. (Gale in Smith, 1999 p. 35) books can be dangerous
  8. 8. seeing doing looking power knowing knowledge
  9. 9. Some examples in real life.... * plays only the national anthem at each assembly for a whole school year * does not acknowledge the traditional owners (at least at the start of the year) * does not celebrate NAIDOC week, * only recognises the 'famous' diggers at ANZAC * CRITICAL THINKING FAIL
  10. 10. An example learning activity let's consider these two activities together Aboriginal Art - look at the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander flags - what do each of the colours/symbols mean? - create your own flag, using your own colours/symbols - explain what each colour/symbol means
  11. 11. An example learning activity Science - create a poster/interpretive sign providing visitor information (volcano or earthquake site) - should include: explanations, diagrams, labels, colourful & easy to read Embedding Indigenous Knowledge???
  12. 13. pln (personal learning network) As emerging educators, developing a pln is imperative – using a range of web-based technologies to connect & continue your on-going professional practice. I invite you to connect with me - Blog - www.inquirybites.com Google Profile - http://www.google.com/profiles/lwatego Google Reader - http://www.google.com/reader/shared/lwatego Email - lwatego [@] gmail.com Twitter - @leesawatego More notes for this lecture are on my blog here .
  13. 14. References used Gale, F(1999) in Smith, L. (2000) Decolonising Methodologies . University of Otago: Dunedin. Caution sign developed using Warning Sign Generator http://www.warningsigngenerator.com/ Created 31 August, 2009 Leesa Watego, www.blacklines.com.au