Project lead: Flinders University
Project funding: $50,000 Round 1 2012
This MATSITI funded project’s aim was to create and disseminate a digital historic archive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices and ways of knowing teacher education to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and advisers.
Tellin’ the stories is a series of digital stories and resources about teachers and teaching by the Yunggorendi First Nations Centre at Flinders University.
Video production was supported by Indigenous students undertaking screen studies at Flinders University.
This digital resource includes:
- video stories of six Indigenous student teachers, three classroom teachers, five lecturers and three education leaders
- posters about teaching as a rewarding career for Indigenous people, and practical tips on how to become a teacher for schools and community
- project background and the influences on choosing teaching as a career.
MATSITI evaluation conclusions
Tellin’ the stories of teachers and teaching was released on the Flinders University website on 11 April 2013. Its 17 stories tell about a diverse range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on their journey to becoming a teacher and choosing related careers beyond teaching. The story tellers are role models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at various stages of life. The website includes information which can be used by family members, community members and schools. The website also includes information about pathways to and applying for entry into teacher education through Flinders University.
This comprehensive website may serve as a model for other universities or groups of universities.
Project contact: Jackie Wurm, Project Officer, Yunggorendi First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research, Flinders University