Transformative Learning and Cultural Capabilities: Understanding Factors Associated with Student Preparedness to Work with Indigenous People in Health Settings
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Indigenous Studies health curriculum has the potential to transform attitudes, behaviours and beliefs of non-Indigenous Australian students. This mixed methods research comprising five publications, and framed by Mezirow’s transformative learning theory, explored the pedagogical, personal and contextual factors of this complex learning environment. Findings support transformative learning experiences as a mechanism for changing attitudes and increasing preparedness to work in Indigenous health settings, with implications for future Indigenous Studies curriculum and educator development.
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From the outside in: tutor perspectives of student transformative experiences within Indigenous Studies health educationBullen, Jonathan; Roberts, Lynne (2018)While more is becoming understood about the effects of Indigenous Studies health curricula on student preparedness and attitudes toward working in Indigenous health contexts, less is known about how tutors in this space ...
Transformative Learning: A Precursor to Preparing Health Science Students to Work in Indigenous Health Settings?Bullen, Jonathan; Roberts, Lynne (2018)Australian undergraduate programmes are implementing curriculum aimed at better preparing graduates to work in Indigenous health settings, but the efficacy of these programmes is largely unknown. To begin to address this, ...
Bullen, Jonathan ; Roberts, Lynne (2018)Australian undergraduate programmes implementing Indigenous studies courses suggest transformative educational outcomes for students; however, the mechanism behind this is largely unknown. To begin to address this, we ...