First Nations views on tackling racism and bias in learning and teaching
From Karen Lake
Co-hosted by Inclusive Education Community of Practice and Office of Indigenous Strategy and Innovation
Time: 22 October 2020, 12-1:30 pm via Zoom
The Black Lives Matter movement has focused attention on racist behaviour in the United States, but many of us are uncomfortable discussing racism at home. How do we manage when it arises in our learning environments? Are we even aware of how the subtler forms of unconscious bias can be present in curriculum? How can we work together to create a learning environment that enables the perspectives and knowledge of First Nations Australians to enrich the worldviews of all students?
A panel of Deakin and regional First Nations education leaders came together to share effective ways to not only recognise and counter racism and unconscious bias but include First Nation voices in learning conversations.
- Mark Rose: Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Strategy and Innovation, Deakin University (host)
- Sandra Brogden: Koorie Education Coordinator, DET Geelong
- Ilona Sliwa: Koorie Engagement Support Officer, DET Geelong
- Denise Charles: Koorie Engagement Support Officer, DET Geelong
- Deb Milera: Officer Indigenous Inclusion, Deakin University