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Effective learning experiences for ICT Curriculum Indigenisation


Herbert, N and Lin, Z and Springer, M, Effective learning experiences for ICT Curriculum Indigenisation, ACE '23: Australasian Computing Education Conference, 30 January -1 Febuary 2023, Monash University Melbourne Victoria, Australia, pp. 77-86. (2023) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/3576123.3576132


In 2017, all Australian universities committed to ensuring all students engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural content. Information and communication technology (ICT) curricula across Australia have been slow to engage in the processes of curriculum indigenisation which focus on embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and perspectives throughout a course. This study uses an action-research approach to explore the effectiveness of a series of learning experiences employed within an ICT curriculum to develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness. Using three measurable constructs of student engagement the study concludes that the learning experiences are effective in engaging students, though improvements are necessary for students to develop the depth of awareness required to influence societal change on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage. The findings are a major contribution on how to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges and perspectives within an ICT curriculum.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Curriculum, ICT, Indigenous, Aboriginal
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Human-centred computing
Research Field:Computing education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Higher education
UTAS Author:Herbert, N (Associate Professor Nicole Herbert)
UTAS Author:Lin, Z (Ms Zhixi Lin)
UTAS Author:Springer, M (Dr Matthew Springer)
ID Code:155352
Year Published:2023
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2023-02-15
Last Modified:2023-02-15

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