Yunggorendi First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research provides a focal point for Indigenous students, encouraging and supporting students’ participation and success in higher education. Staff of the Centre are also involved in Indigenous research and education at Flinders University as well as being actively involved in communities of practice.
Our Values Statement: The values by which Yunggorendi conducts our affairs are framed from our name and core purpose – ‘to impart knowledge, to communicate, to inform’ in and through higher education. The name Yunggorendi was given to the Centre by Kaurna people, traditional owners of the lands and waters on which the Bedford Park Campus of Flinders University is situated.Visit our project website Tellin' the stories which tells the stories of teachers, sharing Indigenous voices from the perspectives of students, lecturers, classroom teachers and education leaders. Watch and share the video interviews. There's also tips for schools, families & communities to inspire Indigenous students to become teachers. flinders.edu.au/tellinthestories
Check out our new Flyer promoting studying teacher education to Indigenous students. This is the latest in our series which includes: Archaeology & Cultural Heritage; Health Sciences & Allied Health; Law & Justice; Nursing & Midwifery; Paramedic Science.
Yunggorendi First Nations Centre has won a prestigious national award for university teaching - 2012 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - from the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The Citation was For sustained, dedicated, inspirational and far-reaching contributions to the education of pre-service teachers of Indigenous students in compulsory topics in the School of Education. The team (pictured) comprises: Abigail Diplock, Saib Dianati, Vicki Pascoe, Bindi MacGill, Tracey Bunda, Simone Ulalka Tur, Faye Blanch, Terry Magias absent Daryle Rigney, Laura Deane. For more about our teaching topics: Teaching Indigenous Australian Students and Critical Indigenous Pedagogies, as well as others, go to teaching.