Teaching from Country: ICTs for Remote Indigenous Knowledge Authorities as Tertiary Educators In depth, Text and Powerpoint presentation, about the program, from the Seminar by Michael Christie, CDU 25th June 2008
The Australian Learning and Teaching Council has provided funding
for the development of an ICT-based program in which Yolŋu (northeast
Arnhemland Aboriginal) and academic knowledge authorities can come
together to develop, foster and engage an emergent remote Indigenous
pedagogy: Teaching from Country. This is distance education in reverse:
the lecturers are in remote places and the students are (mostly) on
campus at Charles Darwin University in Darwin. The project has funding
to release Michael Christie from his Charles Darwin University duties
for a year, to pay for the involvement of Yolŋu knowledge authorities,
for basic hardware, software and connectivity, to support travel for
Michael and the international experts, for technical assistance and
digital resource development, and for an ‘extended seminar’. The
program which started in September 2008, finished formally in late
2009, but continues into 2010.
ALTC Senior Fellow Michael Christie
Aboriginal knowledge authorities from remote communities who have experience in traditional law, in university work, and in digital technology.
International and national experts in the use of digital technologies for knowledge work, e-teaching and Indigenous studies.
University teachers and students of Indigenous arts, languages and cultures.