In this seminar Dr Bill Fogarty will be examining the role of Place-Based pedagogic approaches in Indigenous education. The seminar will examine the theoretical history of place-based education and present a detailed case study of one such approach, Learning on Country. This seminar will form the first part of a three-seminar block examining education ‘On and Off Country’. In this seminar, Dr Fogarty argues for radical reform of current directions in education policy for remote Indigenous students and a shift in educative design towards local aspirations for cultural resurgence and on country development.
Dr Bill Fogarty has been a teacher, Deputy Director of the ANU’s National Centre for Indigenous Studies (NCIS) and is currently a Senior Fellow and the Deputy Director of CAEPR. He has lived and worked in remote communities for over 20 years and has extensive experience in research on Indigenous education, employment policy and service provision. He has qualifications in anthropology, communications, social research methods, education and applied development. He has worked on projects with a diverse range of organisations concerned with Indigenous Australia such as the Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, the Northern Land Council, the National Indigenous Australians Agency and the Northern Territory Government.