Decolonising pedagogy: How can teaching in the social sciences be more inclusive and respectful of Indigenous peoples and their knowledge?

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The importance of recognising the value Indigenous knowledges and values bring to universities and embedding Indigenous value systems and knowledges into university structures is broadly accepted across Australian universities. The Universities Australia Indigenous Strategy 2022-25 specifically commits universities to having Indigenous content in curricula that is meaningful, appropriately developed and appropriately resourced, and ensuring students graduate with an awareness of Indigenous values and knowledges. But how should staff teaching in the social sciences approach the task of decolonising their pedagogy? And what key principles and understandings should underpin such an important and urgent task?

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