Indigenous Learning and Teaching Hub

To be established in late 2022

A new Indigenous Learning and Teaching Hub will provide cross-University support for academics in developing and delivering greater Indigenous content in their curriculum.

The Indigenous Learning and Teaching Hub will:

  • Advocate for and support the incorporation of Indigenous perspectives and content into the curriculum of all disciplines and programs;
  • Deliver one-on-one support to tutors/lecturers/convenors to assist in curriculum development across all disciplines, and to provide teaching support in relation to Indigenous matters, referring staff to suitable mentors as appropriate;
  • Promote the use of Indigenous speakers in the curriculum and coordinate Indigenous guest lecturers where necessary;
  • Develop and implement a long-term ‘teaching culturally responsive curricula’ professional learning program for academic staff;
  • Liaise with other universities in Australia and overseas on opportunities for collaboration and on current developments in efforts to decolonise curricula content; and
  • Liaise with educational designers in other parts of the University to facilitate access to specialised education design for academic staff seeking such support.

In providing this support and advice, ILTH will incorporate world’s best practice in de-colonialising curriculum at ANU, building on the work already done in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, and including research findings and approaches to curriculum development by ANU subject matter experts.

First Nations Portfolio

Acknowledgement of Country

ANU acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, who are the Traditional Owners of the land upon which the University’s Acton campus is located.

This Ngunnawal-Ngambri land supports students throughout their time at ANU. It will continue to hold a space for future generations to come together, and learn from Country and one another.

We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Indigenous peoples, past, present and future, and acknowledge that this land from which we benefit has an ancient history that is both rich and sacred.

The ANU community makes a commitment to always respect the land upon which we stand and ensure that the voices of this land’s Indigenous peoples are both heard and listened to so that we may move towards a future marked by cooperation and mutual respect.