Can Information Communication Technological Tools Be Used to Suit Aboriginal Learning Pedagogies

Can Information Communication Technological Tools Be Used to Suit Aboriginal Learning Pedagogies

Michael Donovan (University of Newcastle, Australia)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-298-5.ch011
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Abstract

Indigenous peoples are some of the most disadvantaged groups globally; Australian aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are no different. Much of their lack of success can be related to the inappropriate educational practices directed at them through non-indigenous pedagogical filters of the Australian educational systems. There is a need for some pedagogical change to suit the needs and learning pedagogies of aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. By accessing information communication technologies (ICT), aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities can improve their educational outcomes. They can design educational programs with aboriginal pedagogies at the forefront to suit their needs using ICT. Outcamp ICT learning centres, placed where aboriginal communities can gain easy access to them and staffed with educators who can help facilitate the development of learning skills, are one solution to improving educational achievement.

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