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
|2017 - 2001||Teacher||Department of Education and Child Develoment|
|2016||Science: Gender, Equity and Diversity Cultural Advisor- Indigenous knowledges||University of Adelaide|
|2017 - 2017||University of Adelaide||Australia||Masters of Education- Current|
|1984 - 1988||University of South Australia||Australia||Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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..|
|2015||Grant, E. M., Green, I. & Colbung, M., (2015). Architecture for Aboriginal children and families: a post occupancy evaluation of the Taikurrendi, Gabmididi Manoo and Ngura Yadurirn Children and Family Centres, Adelaide, S.A.,|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|