School of Education
Faculty of Arts
Michael Colbung is a lecturer and Interdisciplinary 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.
Michael teaches in many subjects in the School of Education and the wider University at both Undergrad and Post-grad level, giving a first hand account of Aboriginal and Islander peoples negotiating the western educational system. Michael has completed a Masters of Educational studies and is now commenced a Masters of Business Administration.
Michael has also have a number of roles within and outside the University structure that enable me to point out an Aboriginal standpoint where needed
Interdisciplinary Research has allowed Michael to work on a number of projects in Aboriginal communities and attach the necessary sensitivities when undertaking research with Aboriginal families and their communities
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
Date Institution name Country Title 2019 - 2022 University of Adelaide Australia Masters of Business Administration 2017 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Masters of Education 1984 - 1988 University of South Australia Australia Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
Research InterestsAboriginal 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 Human Rights and Justice Issues
Year Citation 2015 Colbung, M. J. (2015). Indigenisation of the curriculum. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Conference. Adelaide, South Australia: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers. 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.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 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. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australia Institute of Family Studies Conferences. Melbourne, Vic.: Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2016 RED CROSS. (2016). ED CROSS:Justice redesign Ceduna and Far West. 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..
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
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 —
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 —
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
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