Are you a teacher or educator who wants to bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into your teaching, but you’re not sure what they are or what to do? You are not alone! Teachers and educators are increasingly being asked to bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into their teaching, but it can be a confusing space.
Alison Quin is of Tagalaka descent, and developed an awareness of the complexities, contradictions and power of education for First Nations people when she became a high school English teacher. Since then, her work in education in First Nations communities and at universities has focused on how to bring Australia’s two traditions of knowledge-making and learning together, with a special interest in online learning contexts. She has taught students of education and teaching for many years, focusing on the development of practical skills relating to pedagogy and curriculum principles in Indigenous education.