Ms Wendy Nolan & Dr Rob Ranzijn
The seminar was based on a Carrick funded project entitled Disseminating strategies for incorporating Australian Indigenous content into psychology undergraduate programs throughout Australia, and it had three main objectives:
Inform participants about the project and resources available;
Seek comment and direction on the continuing development of guidelines;
Provide initial guidance and support to academics wishing to teach in this area.
For the workshop, participants were divided into small groups to discuss issues related to teaching and policy change. The workshop aim was to stimulate action to progress the Indigenisation of the curriculum at USQ.
|Ms Wendy Nolan is a Biripi woman of the Kattang Language Nation of NSW. She is Deputy Director of the Centre for Indigenous Studies, Charles Sturt University. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Aboriginal Studies. She is a leading member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Interest Group on Indigenous Australian Peoples.
Dr. Rob Ranzijn was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Australia with his parents in 1957. He is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at UniSA. He instigated the Indigenous sub-committee of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) and has convened symposia on Indigenous ageing at AAG National Conferences. He is the leader of the Carrick Institute project 'Disseminating Strategies for Incorporating Australian Indigenous Content into Psychology Undergraduate Programs throughout Australia' and a foundation member of the APS Indigenous Education Reference Group.
See the Indigenising the Curriculum Seminar schedule (PDF* 15kb)
Audio visual resources
Skills and qualities of a psychologist working with Indigenous people and communities - an interview with Ms Wendy Nolan
Disseminating strategies for incorporating Australian Indigenous content into psychology undergraduate programs throughout Australia - Carrick Project