Valuing Indigenous heritage through multimodal literacy

Mills, Kathy A. (2015) Valuing Indigenous heritage through multimodal literacy. In Graham, Linda J. (Ed.) 2015 National Summit on Student Engagement, Learning and Behaviour, 8-9 July 2015, Gardens Theatre, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

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The study on which this presentation is based focuses on the particular ways in which students’ counter-narratives about race were embedded in multimodal and digital design in the development of a digital cultural heritage. The multimodal texts were analysed as a site for students’ views of Indigenous oppression in relation to the colonial powers and ownership of the land in Australian history. In this presentation, Kathy will demonstrate how pedagogies that explore counter-narratives of cultural heritage in the official curriculum can encourage students to reframe their own racial identity, while challenging dominant white, historical narratives of colonial conquest, race, and power. In the second part of this session, Indigenous Principal, John Davis and teachers from HymbaYumba Community Hub will provide a school-based, Indigenous panel to inspire educators with authentic ways to embed Indigenous knowledge in the curriculum.

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ID Code: 89458
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Indigenous research, multimodal literacy, heritage media practices, digital practice, digital culture, curriculum, pedagogy, education, elementary education, primary education, epistemology, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, multimodal analysis, literacy, qualitative research, ipads, digital storytelling, tablets
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Kathy Mills
Deposited On: 26 Oct 2015 02:29
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 03:05

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