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About this guide

‘Indigenous education’, also sometimes referred to as ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education’ or ‘First Nations education’ has two aspects as taught in teaching degrees at QUT:

  • strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • strategies for embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and perspectives in curriculum.

These are inter-related in that culturally safe classrooms are evidenced by respectful incorporation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content and perspectives, enabling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to ‘see’ themselves in the learning content and processes, facilitating engagement and learning.