Mr Phillip Falk
Phillip Falk is a Wiradjuri man (Central West NSW) who resides in Bundjalung country in Northern NSW. He is a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University's School of Law and specialises in Indigenous curriculum development and its implementation.
Phil was appointed in the year 2000 to ‘indigenise' the Law School's curriculum to develop and teach law courses relating specifically to Australian Indigenous peoples and to undertake the role of academic student support for Indigenous law students.
In 2005 Phil was awarded a Griffith University Teaching and Learning Award for ‘Excellence in Teaching'. In 2006 Phil received two awards from the Carrick Institute. Firstly, a Carrick Citation for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning' for his holistic approach to embedding Indigenous knowledge in law studies curriculum and secondly, in the Carrick Australia Awards for University Teaching, Phil received the ‘Neville Bonner Award for Teaching Excellence in Indigenous Education'.
Mrs Rhonda Hagan interviews Phillip Falk to discuss:
the importance of Indigenous knowledge and perspectives in curriculum
how to develop Indigenous curriculum
culturally aware pedagogy.
Listen to the interview* (11.29mins)
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Workshop - Indigenous Inclusive Teaching and Learning Practices in Law
The workshop explored pathways to develop and teach Indigenous-related law curriculum and aims to provide law academics with awareness, knowledge and confidence in this regard. Drawing upon knowledge and experience, the facilitator presented ideas for discussion offering models and examples for guidance. The workshop looked at some of the benefits, challenges and positive outcomes of Indigenous inclusive practises. The overall aim of the workshop was to bring about positive teaching and learning experiences for staff and students alike.
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Visiting scholar shares strategies for retaining Indigenous students