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Call for papers

Submit an abstract to Trinity College’s 2021 Indigenous Higher Education Conference. The conference theme will explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to change the higher education environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Deadline for submission: Friday 3 September 2021

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We welcome abstract submissions that address this year’s theme.

Topics exploring the theme may include:

- Strategies for reconnecting with communities and schools to provide pathways into higher education.

- Pedagogical approaches for embedding Indigenous knowledge in higher education curriculum including effective delivery through online platforms.

- Utilising Indigenous knowledge and leadership to improve student transition and retention outcomes.

- Effective methods of delivering student services to support students both on campus and through remote learning.

- Post-Covid strategies for enabling indigenous undergraduate students to transition to the workplace, post-graduate study or professional degree programs.

- Creating culturally responsive methods of Mental health support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

- Situating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge within the global Indigenous knowledge landscape.

- Strategies for improving access to resources related to Indigenous knowledge systems.

- Using Indigenous knowledge research to inform policy and best practice.

Abstracts are for a 15-minute oral presentation or a 1-hour workshop.

Abstracts will be selected for presentation at the conference based on their content being consistent with the theme of the conference, the quality of the research, or other content, described in the abstract.

Emphasis will be given to abstracts that provide objective evidence of outcomes of programs, describe evidence-based programs, or address best practice.

The selection of presentations which have an Indigenous presenter or co-author will also be prioritised.

Abstract: 250 words. Abstracts should include the title of proposal, and author’s name, institutional or community affiliation. Please save as MS Word doc.

Include: Short biographical note of no more than 150 words.

Deadline: Friday 3 September

Click here to download Call for Papers PDF.