Leadership and Aboriginal Higher Education

Friday 23rd February, 2018,
9:30am-11:30am, Oorala Lecture Theatre

Culturally diverse society, higher education reform and indigenous epistemology

The Oorala Aboriginal Centre, and the School of Education Equity and Diversity Research Network, invite the UNE and Armidale community to a presentation by:

Prof Lester Rigney'The state of Aboriginal higher education – reform and indigenous epistemology'

Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney will speak on 'The state of Aboriginal higher education – reform and indigenous epistemology'. Professor Rigney is a research fellow at Kings College, London. One of Australia’s most respected Aboriginal educationalists, Professor Rigney is a descendant of the Narungga, Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri peoples of South Australia. He is an expert on Aboriginal Minority Education. He is Professor of Aboriginal Education at the Centre for Research in Education at University of SA.

Robert Hattam'Educational leadership for a culturally diverse society'

Professor Robert Hattam will speak on 'Educational leadership for a culturally diverse society'. Professor Hattam is a leader of the Pedagogies for Justice Research Group. His research focuses on teachers’ work, educational leadership, critical and reconciliation pedagogies, refugees, and school reform.

Dr Lorina Barker will provide a response to the presentations entitled 'Yarning: weaving the knowledges and cosmologies of first nation peoples into the tertiary context'. Dr Barker is a senior lecturer in the UNE School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences. She is a descendant of the Wangkumara and Muruwari people of northwest NSW, of the Adnyamathanha people of the Flinders Rangers (SA), the Kooma and Kunja of southwest QLD, and the Kurnu-Baakandji people of northwest NSW.

Contact: Guido Posthausen  gpostha2@une.edu.au 67733439


The UNE School of Education, in collaboration with Oorala Aboriginal Centre, invites School Principals, Leaders and Teachers to a seminar with Prof Rigney and Prof Hattam on Thursday 22 February titiled Culturally Responsive Pedagogies: A resource for learning to live in culturally-diverse societies.

For more information contact Stephen Kelly on 6773 1897 or skelly5@une.edu.au