The benefits of in country experiences at the tertiary level

Barbara Hill, Jillene Harris, Lloyd Dolan, Melinda J. Lewis, Bruce William Stenlake

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This chapter explores the notions of connection to Country and culture from both Wiradyuri and non-Wiradyuri perspectives. It also explores how immersion in Country—in Wiradyuri Country and Ngiyeempaa Country—can be an educative tool that is both powerful and empowering but also comes with certain risks. This chapter is marked by multiple voices, opinions and viewpoints which honour the unique perspectives and experiences of each person. This polyvocal approach (Pithouse-Morgan et al., 2015; Thimm, Chaudhuri, & Mahler, 2017; Tobin & Davidson, 1990) provides an opportunity for individual reflections both personally and professionally on what the authors feel learning in country can bring to the academe as a key aspect in building meaningful relationships with First Nations people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching Aboriginal Cultural Competence
Subtitle of host publicationAuthentic Approaches
EditorsBarbara Hill, Jillene Harris, Ruth Bacchus
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789811572012
ISBN (Print)9789811572005
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2020


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