Narratives of Place and Land: Teaching Indigenous Histories in Australian and New Zealand Teacher Education (2018)
Type of ContentJournal Article
PublisherEdith Cowan University
This article offers a trans-Tasman critique of approaches to the teaching of history in New Zealand and Australia. Taking knowledge out of place and time and presenting it in textbooks is a conflicted task for schooling in both countries. The disembodiment of knowledge in history books has led students to the proclamation that the teaching of history in schools is 'boring' and irrelevant to their lives. The authors seek a way out of this dilemma in proposing that the teaching of Indigenous history in schools must recognise that Indigenous historical narratives are intimately tied to the ecologies of places - whether they rural, remote or urban. We propose an approach to teaching history that gets students out of the classroom, and 'into place' alongside Indigenous custodians of local knowledge. This provides a means of creating an affective and emotional sense of 'belonging' to history that textbooks cannot provide.
CitationManning RF, Harrison N (2018). Narratives of Place and Land: Teaching Indigenous Histories in Australian and New Zealand Teacher Education. Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 43(9). 59-74.
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ANZSRC Fields of Research39 - Education::3901 - Curriculum and pedagogy::390102 - Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
43 - History, heritage and archaeology::4303 - Historical studies::430320 - New Zealand history
43 - History, heritage and archaeology::4303 - Historical studies::430302 - Australian history
45 - Indigenous studies::4502 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education::450213 - Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, histories, culture, country, perspectives and ethics in education
45 - Indigenous studies::4508 - Mātauranga Māori (Māori education)::450811 - Te mātauranga Māori i roto i te mātauranga (Mātauranga Māori in education)
39 - Education::3903 - Education systems::390307 - Teacher education and professional development of educators
Ngā Upoko Tukutuku / Māori Subject HeadingsMātauranga | Education::Mōhiotanga | Knowledge::Ako | Learning::Ariā whakaako | Āhuatanga ako; Pedagogy
Mātauranga | Education::Mōhiotanga | Knowledge::Ako | Learning::Kaiako | Kaiwhakaako; Kura mahita; Pouako; Coaches; Educators; Mentors; Teachers (Contemporary)
Mātauranga | Education::Māramatanga | Comprehension; Understanding::Anga | Frameworks, Theoretical; Theoretical frameworks
Whakapapa | Family history; Genealogy; History, Family; Kinship; Relationships; Wakapapa
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