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"Teaching for Country: Exploring transformative opportunities in initial teacher education through enacting Indigenous ways of knowing being and doing”

This research project works towards the strategic goal of facilitating the enactment of Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing within initial teacher education undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate units (PG). This is a concrete contribution towards two current UC imperatives: Indigenising the Curriculum (including graduate attributes) and creating a place-based university. For us (chief investigators) this is an enactment of our cultural obligations, to know and care for the places we live and use our knowledge and capabilities to assist others to do the same.

This research contributes to a broader educational vision; to prepare teachers to support schools in the ACT to rebalance their curriculum, teaching and learning to enable children to learn about, come to know and love, and care for the places in which they live.