The eighth Slice of LIME Seminar was co-hosted by the The University of Queensland and the Melbourne Centre for the Study of
Higher Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne – Melbourne, Friday April 27th 2018. Teaching While Black – Navigating Race and Racism within Higher Education.
Indigenous academics play a critical role in embedding Indigenous perspectives and knowledges within the curriculum, however the task of teaching can be a source of stress, particularly in encountering hostile and resistant students. While these challenges are increasingly recognized, there has been a limited response from a teaching and learning perspective about how to navigate race and racism within the classroom. The purpose of this Symposium is to identify culturally safe pedagogies for Indigenous educators tasked with teaching Indigenous knowledges and perspectives within Australian Universities.
Special panel lineup:
- Professor Dennis McDermott & Mr David Sjoberg (Flinders University) – Deconstructing Racism: Strategies for individual transformation and organisational change
- Mr Jonathan Bullen (Curtin University) – From the outside in: Tutor perspectives of student transformative experiences within Indigenous Studies health education
- Mrs Faye Rosas-Blanch (Flinders University) – Teaching Indigenous Studies: Considering racialized assemblages and the Indigenous educator’s body in tutoring spaces
- Mr Todd Fernando (The University of Melbourne) – Assemblage of ‘Black Pedagogy’: Who should have the last word?
- Dr Chelsea Bond & Dr Bryan Mukandi (The University of Queensland) – ‘Good in the Hood’ or ‘Burn It Down’: Reconciling Black Presence in the Academy