SLLL Embedding Indigenous Knowledges and Perspectives in the Curriculum Working Group

Julieanne Lamond & Susy Macqueen
This presentation will outline the approach taken by a group in SLLL which has been working since 2021 to support areas in the school in their development of approaches to embedding Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in curricula. SLLL is an interdisciplinary school – our teaching ranges across linguistics, modern European languages, Classics and Literary Studies – and so there is clearly no single or best approach to meaningfully embedding Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in the teaching across these disciplines. Our working group have taken a range of approaches including organising guest speakers and workshops, modelling and discussing best practice, gathering resources and making them available in a Wattle site.

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Speaker bio

Julieanne Lamond is Senior Lecturer in English and Deputy Head of School in the ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics.
Julieanne’s research and teaching focuses on Australian literary culture, the relationship between gender and literary value, the intersection between literary and popular cultures of reading, and between literature and politics. Her most recent monograph is a study of contemporary writer Amanda Lohrey. Current projects include a study of the impact of COVID-19 on Australian women writers, a collaborative project on the uses of poetry in Australian poitical discourse, and an examination of reading and writing in relation to Australia’s high country.
Julieanne is president of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature and co-editor of Australian Literary Studies.

Susy Macqueen teaches Applied Linguistics in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics.
Her research is in the areas of language learning, language assessment and language use in professional, workplace, health and educational contexts. She has a particular interest in the social role and impact of language assessments and the role of language in assessments more generally. Susy’s current assessment-related projects investigate the uses of standardized tests for educational reform and the role of language tests in migration policy. Her current health-related research includes the use of automatic translation in doctor-patient interactions and the role of laughter in hospital interactions. Her doctoral research focused on feedback and formulaic sequences in second language writing. Susy’s background in education includes teaching in primary and secondary schools in a variety of different contexts in Australia and abroad. Her publications include The emergence of patterns in second language writing (Peter Lang, 2012) for which she won the Christopher Brumfit Thesis Award 2010. Her book with Ute Knoch, Assessing English for Professional Purposes (Routledge, 2019), won the International Language Testing Association/SAGE Best Book Award 2020. Susy is Co-President of the Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand.