Dr Christine Asmar

Dr Christine Asmar

2008 | ALTC Teaching Fellow

University of Melbourne | Profile

Indigenous Teaching and Learning at Australian Universities: Developing research-based exemplars for good practice

Fellowship years: 2008 - 2011

Abstract: Improving university learning experiences and outcomes for Indigenous Australians is crucial for the future success of these students and their communities. Yet Indigenous and non-Indigenous teachers alike lack research-based, practical exemplars for teaching Indigenous students and curricula effectively. In consultation with an Advisory Group of experienced Indigenous academics, I will interview Indigenous academics and students in order to: 1. Investigate how good practice in Indigenous teaching is currently described; 2. Identify exemplars of evidence-based good practice at NSW and Victorian universities; 3. Showcase/discuss the exemplars at a University of Melbourne Forum; 4. Produce research-based exemplars for publication and dissemination.

Fellowship discipline: Academic development, Diversity, Inclusivity, Indigenous Teaching and Learning