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Creating the ideal classroom environment to ensure success for Indigenous students

Tracy Woodroffe (2016). Creating the ideal classroom environment to ensure success for Indigenous students<br />. In: Changes & Challenges: ACE 2016 National Conference, Sydney, NSW, 26th & 27th September, 2016.

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Author Tracy Woodroffe
Title Creating the ideal classroom environment to ensure success for Indigenous students
Conference Name Changes & Challenges: ACE 2016 National Conference
Conference Location Sydney, NSW
Conference Dates 26th & 27th September, 2016
Convener Australian College of Educators
Conference Publication Title Conference Proceedings. Changes & challenges: The power of education to build the world to which we aspire
Place of Publication Vic, Australia
Publisher Australian College of Educators
Publication Year 2016
Start Page 86
End Page 91
Total Pages 6
Field of Research EDUCATION
Abstract This paper presents an educational paradigm, which focuses attention on academic achievement for Indigenous students. The paradigm is the result of an educator’s Indigenous perspective, curiosity as a PhD student, and over 20 years of practical experience, spanning all of the sectors: Early Childhood; Primary; Secondary and Tertiary. Educational corner stones, (Feedback, Subject Content Knowledge, and Relationship Building), are used in conjunction with Hattie’s (2003) expert teacher traits to reconsider best practice as it applies to improving Indigenous educational outcomes. Although dated, further analysis of Hattie’s expert teacher characteristics, and practical application within the framework of the outlined ‘corner stones’, can be used to connect Indigenous Knowledge (IK) with the westernised Australian education system. This reimagining highlights the importance of IK for effectively engaging Indigenous students in education. Karen Martin’s (2003) definition of IK is a foundation publication, and provides the definition of IK for the purposes of this paper.
Keyword Indigenous students
academic achievement
Indigenous knowledge
classroom practice
success
Description for Link Link to Conference proceedings
URL https://www.austcolled.com.au/documents/item/373
 
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