The centrality of Aboriginal cultural workshops and experiential learning in a pre-service teacher education course: a regional Victorian University case study

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Author: Weuffen, Sara L.; Cahir, Fred; Pickford, Aunty Marjorie

Abstract:

This paper discusses a cross-cultural pedagogical approach, couched in a theory-practice nexus, used at a Victorian regional university to guide non-Indigenous pre-service teachers' (PSTs) engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and cultures. [The authors] have drawn on qualitative and statistical data, and current issues in Australian and international literature, to explore the relevance and success suggested by data from this cross-cultural pedagogical approach, in particular the notion of teacher ethnicity in racialised spaces. In doing so, [the authors]...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Culture and society; Teaching and learning; Research; Tertiary education; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Diversity; Teacher training; Pedagogics; Experiential learning; Cross cultural training; Cultural awareness; Teachers; Case study; University

Geographic subjects: Victoria; Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 36

Journal number: 4

Journal date: June 2017

Pages: pp. 838-851

ISSN: 0729-4360, 1469-8366 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.761

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