Finding Space and Place: Using Narrative and Imagery to Support Successful Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Enabling Programs

Clair Andersen, Ann Edwards, Brigette Wolfe
  • The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, May 2016, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/jie.2016.11

What is it about?

Making Space and Place to support the participation, retention and success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. During the four year period 2010 to 2013 every student at UTAS who graduated from the Murina program and chose to enrol in undergraduate studies has been successful in completing their courses. One of the tools used to achieve this result is the strong use of narrative and images in our teaching. This whole-person approach to teaching resonates culturally with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, is also applicable to any student of any culture, especially those who come to university tentatively and with low expectations of what they can achieve.

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