Mr Michael Colbung

Michael Colbung
Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Arts

Michael Colbung is a lecturer and researcher with the School of Education, in the Faculty of Arts.Michael has worked on a number research projects undertaking a variety of roles in those projects.

He is a Wongatha (Wongi) / Nyoongah man with strong cultural links to the Wirangu and Kookatha nations after living in Ceduna for 30 years.

Michael is a qualified teacher, having taught in a variety of teaching positions and certainly had to very flexible in he's teaching approaching to suit the diverse range of learners.Michael has had the privilege to work with the very young to the young at heart and everything in between.

I teach in two subjects in the school of Education, a fourth year subject “Education, Culture and Diversity” and Master’s course called “Indigenous Education” each course enable me to give a firsthand account of Aboriginal and Islander peoples negotiating a western educational system. This is also in line with completing a Masters of Education.

I also have a number of roles within and outside the University structure that enable me to point out an Aboriginal standpoint where needed
Research has allowed me to work on a number of projects in Aboriginal communities and attach the necessary sensitivities when undertaking research with Aboriginal families and their communities

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Mr Michael Colbung

Michael Colbung is a lecturer and researcher with the School of Education, in the Faculty of Arts.Michael has worked on a number research projects undertaking a variety of roles in those projects.

He is a Wongatha (Wongi) / Nyoongah man with strong cultural links to the Wirangu and Kookatha nations after living in Ceduna for 30 years.

Michael is a qualified teacher, having taught in a variety of teaching positions and certainly had to very flexible in he's teaching approaching to suit the diverse range of learners.Michael has had the privilege to work with the very young to the young at heart and everything in between.

I teach in two subjects in the school of Education, a fourth year subject “Education, Culture and Diversity” and Master’s course called “Indigenous Education” each course enable me to give a firsthand account of Aboriginal and Islander peoples negotiating a western educational system. This is also in line with completing a Masters of Education.

I also have a number of roles within and outside the University structure that enable me to point out an Aboriginal standpoint where needed
Research has allowed me to work on a number of projects in Aboriginal communities and attach the necessary sensitivities when undertaking research with Aboriginal families and their communities

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 - 2001 Teacher Department of Education and Child Develoment
2016 Science: Gender, Equity and Diversity Cultural Advisor- Indigenous knowledges University of Adelaide

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2017 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Masters of Education- Current
1984 - 1988 University of South Australia Australia Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

Research Interests

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Information and Knowledge Systems, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge Management, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Performing Arts, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy, Cultural Studies, Education, Education Policy

Journals

Year Citation
2011 Glover, A., Hill, S. & Colbung, M. (2011). My favourite book!: young Aboriginal children's book choices. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 36, 1, 77-84.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
1996 Colbung, M. & Glover, A. (1996). In Partnership with Aboriginal Children. In M. Fleer (Ed.), Conversation about Teaching and Learning in Early childhood (pp. 33-40). Australian Early Childhood Association.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2010 Hill, S., Glover, A. & Colbung, M. (2010). Maintaining and nurturing reciprocal and respectful relationships in early childhood research with Aboriginal families and communities. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). Melbourne, Victoria.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2015 Colbung, M. J. (2015). Indigenisation of the curriculum. 25th Biennial conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers. Adelaide, South Australia.
2015 Colbung, M. J. (2015). Consultation and Communication: Engaging Indigenous Children and Families
This presentation argues that listening based on respect, relationships and reciprocity is vital to the effective engagement of Indigenous children and their families. Three research case studies are presented to demonstrate the application of these principles to ensure that Indigenous voice informs and benefits from research outcomes.. Invitational Summit for Engaging Australasia-Pacific Children’s V. Magill, SA, Australia.
2014 Colbung, M., Grant, E. M. & Green, I. (2014). Case studies of inclusiveness: planning and design of Gabmididi Manoo, Taikurrendi and Ceduna Aboriginal children and family centres. 13th Australia Institute of Family Studies Conference (AIFS). Melbourne, Vic..

Report for External Bodies

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2015 - ongoing Director Aboriginal Islander Lecturer's in Initial Teacher Education Australia
2014 - ongoing Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies
2002 - ongoing National Tertiary Education Union

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2015 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Indigenous Advisory Group for Indigenous Enrichment of Curricula Project The University of Adelaide-Geography Australia
2015 - ongoing Member Gender, Equity and Diversity- Science The University of Adelaide Australia
2012 - ongoing Member ATSI Education Advisory C.E.S.A. Catholic Education of South Austarlia

Board Memberships

Date Role Board name Institution name Country
2015 - ongoing Board Member WIRLTU YARLU INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGES AND SOCIETY ADVISORY BOARD The University of Adelaide Australia
2014 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Dame Roma Mitchell Trust fund-MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENT Department of Education and Childhood Development Australia
2007 - 2010 Advisory Board Member Live Music Peer Assessment Panel- MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENT Arts SA Australia

Consulting/Advisories

Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
2016 - 2016 Red Cross AUSTRALIA Advocacy Australia
2013 - 2016 Australian Council of Deans of Education /Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership 3R's Project Respect, Relationships and Reconcilliation Instructional and training Australia
2011 - 2017 More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Teachers Initiative University of South Australia Advocacy Australia
Position
Lecturer
Phone
83134397
Fax
8313 3604
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Nexus 10 Tower - Marjoribanks Wing
Org Unit
School of Education

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