Indigenous Education Update archive (2013-2016)



Welcome to ACER’s Indigenous Education Update – a window into the work that we undertake in research and development in Indigenous education. In this issue we share the highlights from a panel discussion of educators about improving Indigenous learning assessment, held in May in our Melbourne office.We also celebrate ACER’s inaugural Indigenous Visiting Fellows Program. As part of the program, participants came together for two days in May to learn about ACER’s work in Indigenous educational research and development, and to develop their own research methodologies. The Indigenous Visiting Fellows Program is already providing opportunities for Indigenous educational researchers in Australia, with one Visiting Fellow, Alison Quin, already having presented at ACER’s annual Research Conference.This edition also reflects on the journey of the School Readiness Initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and the research related to using television as a learning tool. We continue to promote and enhance Learning Ground, a portal of evidence-based articles about Indigenous education, and share ACER’s reconciliation journey. On page 8 you can read about Troy Meston, one of our new Indigenous Graduate Research Fellows, recently appointed by ACER and located in our Brisbane office. I’m sure you’ll agree that Troy’s story is inspirational.