Implementing Both-ways Science Education Teaching in an Indigenous Tertiary Institution.

Michie, Michael (2012) Implementing Both-ways Science Education Teaching in an Indigenous Tertiary Institution. In: 43rd annual conference of the Australasian Science Education Research, 28-30 June 2012, University of the Sunshine Coast.

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Abstract

This paper examines the both-ways nature of science education courses in the undergraduate education program
presented at the Batchelor Institute in 2010. Both-ways education refers to a philosophy and practice of education which merges Indigenous Australian and Western academic disciplinary traditions of knowledge. The underlying both-ways philosophy of the Institute is examined and how it was implemented in two preparatory courses (a science education course and a science content course) for primary and middle school teaching is described. The role of the author as a non-indigenous lecturer in implementing both-ways philosophy in these courses is examined using examples from his teaching and assessment. Two alternative conceptions of both-ways are identified. Firstly it is conceived as a practice related to the steps of the teaching and learning process. Secondly, it can be seen through a sociocultural lens as involving the cultural identities of the students. For the lecturer, an identity learning model enables the theorising of meaning-giving and sense-making over time, leading to effective both-ways teaching and learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: both-ways, education
Field of Research: 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Research Collaboration Area: Education
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Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 00:43
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 00:43
URI: http://eprints.batchelor.edu.au/id/eprint/374

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