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Australian Council of Deans of Education and Australian Indigenous Lecturers in Initial Teacher Education Association webinar on:
• Unpacking the complexities of Aboriginality
• How to identify and challenge prevailing concepts
• What cultural safety means
• How issues of cultural safety play out in education
• How to make spaces more culturally safe.

Presented by:

Dr Sheelagh Daniels-Mayes
Sheelagh, a Kamilaroi woman originally from north-western NSW, is passionate about Aboriginal education. She worked in senior project management in community corrections, disability services, and chronically homeless youth before joining the Sydney School of Education and Social Work in 2017 as a Fellow in the Wingara Mura Leadership Program.
In 2016, Sheelagh completed her doctorate, Culturally Responsive Pedagogies of Success: Improving educational outcomes for Australian Aboriginal students , at the University of South Australia. Sheelagh has studied education, criminology and psychology and now specialises in Aboriginal education; using a framework of cultural responsiveness infused with the tenets of Critical Race Theory.

Shirley Gilbert , a Gunditjmara woman, has worked in Aboriginal Education for over 25 years. Shirley is an authority on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum research and development; has provided expert advice to ACARA on the development of the national Aboriginal Studies curriculum; and is part of the AITSL-sponsored project team developing curriculum resources to address cultural responsiveness for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Shirley is often asked to advise on professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers in NSW and nationally. This lecturer in Western Sydney University’s School of Education is National President of the Australian Indigenous Lecturers in Teacher Education Association. She is currently researching her own teaching with secondary pre-service teachers, investigating ways to improve how teachers move from being culturally competent to culturally responsive professionals.

Dr Graeme Gower is a Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the Edith Cowan Institute for Education Research at Edith Cowan University. This descendant of the Yawuru people of Broome, Western Australia, and has been involved in Indigenous education for 38 years – eight years as a primary school teacher and 30 years in higher education.
Graeme, a teacher and researcher, is particularly interested in Indigenous cultural competency and Indigenous research methodologies. He is a strong advocate of cultural competency training for researchers who engage in Indigenous research to strengthen ethical practices and effective communication among participants and Indigenous communities.

Facilitator: Anne Szadura, ACDE.

Webinar supported by Teachers Mutual Bank.

Content: Co-ordinated by Leslie Falkiner-Rose, ACDE.

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