Preparation for Tertiary Success. Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. Claire Kilgariff Head of Faculty Education Arts and Social Science Michaela Wilkes Senior Lecturer Preparation for Tertiary Success.
Indigenous Tertiary Education
Head of Faculty Education Arts and Social Science
Senior Lecturer Preparation for Tertiary Success
Batchelor Institute: a site of national significance in Indigenous education-strengthening identity, achieving success and transforming lives.
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1974 -Batchelor township,
1982- named Batchelor College,
1988 -Batchelor College recognised by CTG as a Higher Education institution.
1990-second campus established in Alice Springs
Annexes established Darwin, Nhulunbuy, Katherine Tennant Creek.
1994 recommendation for independent university status
1995 Independent agency status within NTPS
1999 Institute established with ownership and governance to the Batchelor Institute Council.
2009 Reviewed NT and Australian Governments - CDU collaboration BIITE maintain is status as an independent tertiary Institution
Bradley Review of Higher Education
Northern Territory Public Sector Indigenous Employment and Career Development Strategy 2010-2012
BIITE and Charles Darwin University Collaboration
“Creating presence by respecting the past and looking to the future’
To empower and inspire Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples to realise their
full potential, participation and contribution
within Australian society.
A new $30 M facility at Casuarina campus
Collaboration at the Desert Peoples Centre
All under graduate and postgraduate course work taught through the collaboration
Preparation for Tertiary Success a flagship program
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human capital (skills, knowledge and experience )
social capital (endeavours and goals that are developed within the context of interpersonal relationships)
identity capital (development of self-image, motivation, hopes, expectations and fears).
(Klinger & Murray 2009, )
Prior experiences of learning
Lack of clear pathways
Little access to a second chance
Lack of recognition of Indigenous
knowledges and ways of learning
Deficit models of enabling programs
Culture of mainstream academic education
Managing study as mature learners
(Nakata 2008, Foley)
Access and smooth transition to undergraduate study at BIITE, CDU or other tertiary institutions
Develop and strengthen the threecapitals Human, Social and Identity
Preparation for Tertiary Success
development of lifelong learning skills: change, meaning making, inquiry, creativity, relationships, resilience, strategic awareness
confident speaking and listening, reading and writing
applied numeracy, mathematics and practical science
practical applications of ICT and information literacy
articulation of own Indigenous perspectives alongside the context of the western academic standpoint. ‘both ways’ approaches to knowledge, skills and life experiences;
Teaching & Learning principles: “both ways”adult learningstrong identity & resilience (lifelong learning) language, literacy and numeracy skillsconstructivist enquiry based
PTS Course Design
both-ways education is
“an approach where two traditions of knowledge meet to negotiate meaning and understanding which can be applied to teaching and learning.”
The philosophy of the both-ways approach to education is emphasised in:
- management and governance,
- curriculum negotiation and development and
- course delivery and assessment.
‘Preparation for Tertiary Success’