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    MATSITI QUT Pre-service initial literature review MATSITI QUT Pre-service initial literature review Presentation Transcript

    • MATSITI - ACDE ProjectRole and Tasks of Lead Institution - QUT Presentation 16 March 2012 R a university for the real world CRICOS No. 00213J
    • Indigenous students in Higher Education and teaching• In 2005 there were 2178 Indigenous Educators employed in Australian schools (not all fully accredited as teachers)• In 2008, only 1% of teaching staff in government schools were Indigenous• Indigenous students choosing higher studies only make up 1.3% of all students• Decline of Indigenous students entering Education noted R a university for the real world CRICOS No. 00213J
    • In general,• Indigenous students enter university in a variety of ways• Course completion rates are lower• High enrolments not equated with high completions R a university for the real world CRICOS No. 00213J
    • Specific debates in literature around:• Quality teaching as related to Indigenous teachers; graduate attributes• Leadership capacity for Indigenous teachers• Tertiary preparation/ bridging/ academic support• Improving take-up of scholarships, etc• Transitions and pathways R a university for the real world CRICOS No. 00213J
    • Issues around retention and success can loosely be divided into• Course related issues• Social and cultural support• Financial and academic support• Institutional matters R a university for the real world CRICOS No. 00213J
    • Course related issues• Indigenous perspectives in coursework (compulsory or elective units and embedded perspectives)• Indigenous knowledge systems; culturally appropriate pedagogy• In-service or prac support R a university for the real world CRICOS No. 00213J
    • Social and cultural support• Family and community support• Relationships with and attitudes of faculty and peers (formal and informal)• Mentoring, counselling• Understanding of local needs – no one size fits all R a university for the real world CRICOS No. 00213J
    • Financial and academic support• Presence of Indigenous academics/community• Timely academic, personal and financial support• Support at key juncture points (e.g. after first year, during assessment periods, before and after prac)• Flexibility (inc. recognition of family and community responsibilities) R a university for the real world CRICOS No. 00213J
    • Institutional matters• Support for bureaucratic requirements• Supportive institutional environment• Community partnerships and engagement• Strong presence of institutional policy and prioritising R a university for the real world CRICOS No. 00213J
    • Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education R a university for the real world CRICOS No. 00213J