Project briefing May 2012: Remote education systems

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Dr John Guenther describes the Remote Education Systems project, which is part of the Investing in People program.

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Project briefing May 2012: Remote education systems

  1. 1. REMOTE EDUCATION SYSTEMSJohn GuentherMelodie BatSam OsborneChris Duncan
  2. 2. Research questions1. What is education for in remote Australia and what can/should it achieve?2. What defines ‘successful’ educational outcomes from the remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standpoint?3. How does teaching need to change in order to achieve ‘success’ is defined by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standpoint?4. What would an effective education system in remote Australia look like?
  3. 3. Methodology:How we will do the research? • Action research in 5 sites across remote WA, SA and NT • Analysis of quantitative data from sources such as NAPLAN, ABS, NCVER • A combination of site specific foci and cross-site foci • Local level data analysis coupled with a cross-cutting synthesis
  4. 4. Remote Education Systems Sites
  5. 5. What do we aim to achieve? Long term Medium term Short term impact, outcomes outcomes project end >12 months and beyond Community Imagined Imagined Standpoints futures future level questioned expressed becomes real School School level Innovation in Improved change teaching and school level level strategies learning outcomes Adaptive Inform policy, Dissemination remote Policy level products share education learnings systems
  6. 6. Key partnerships and stakeholders • NT Department of Education and Training • WA Department of Education • SA Department for Education and Childhood Development • Charles Darwin University • University of South Australia • Flinders University • Nyangatjatjarra College • Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education • Central Land Council (through Walpiri Education and Training Trust) • Menzies Centre for Child Development and Education • NPY Women’s Council • More potential partners in negotiation
  7. 7. Achievements to date• Networking and consultation with partners and potential partners: >170 contacts • Key relationships developed in each site • Recognised as key research partner in educational research in the NT• Analysis of secondary data (esp. MySchool), paper submitted with analysis• Recruitment of PhD candidates • 2 out of 4 confirmed• Development of methodological and theoretical foundations • 2 papers submit• Dissemination and sharing information • Several conference papers and seminar presentations delivered/developed• Team recruitment: all senior researchers in place• Commenced negotiations with potential community researchers 7
  8. 8. Contact John Guenther John.guenther@flinders.edu.au 0412 125 661 Melodie Bat Melodie.bat@cdu.edu.au 0427 226 561 Sam Osborne Sam.osborne@nintione.com.au 0408 719 939 Chris Duncan Christopher.duncan@nt.gov.au 0488 997 565
  9. 9. Partners of Ninti One

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