Ms Gail Tillman
Indigenous Education and Research (Indigenous Education)
- Phone:(02) 4921 5388
2014- Enrolled full time in a PhD-'Does the Journey ever end? Exploring the cultural learning journey of students in online courses at The Wollotuka Institute'.
2016- Enrolled-University of Melbourne. Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership. (Completed)
Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council
Graduate Union-Graduate House. University of Melbourne.
2016-Research Grant-$5,000. Research Initiative Initial Research Incentive Scheme. The Wollotuka Institute.
Tillman, G and Gilbert, S. (2014), ‘Embedding Wollotuka’s cultural protocols at the coal face of teaching in higher education’, World Indigenous Peoples Conference: Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Tillman, G. (2015),‘Facilitating the creation of knowledge within an e-learning framework to develop critical thinking skills’, International Conference on Distance Education and Learning. (ICDEL) Hong Kong.
Tillman, G. (2016), 'Does the journey ever end? Exploring the cultural learning journey of students in university first year online courses' Hawaii University International Conferences: STEM Education Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii. USA.
Gail K. Tillman, "Facilitating the Creation of Knowledge within an e-Learning Framework to Develop Critical Thinking Skills," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 166-169, 2016.
Gilbert, S. and Tillman, G. (2016), Teaching Practice Utilising Embedded Indigenous Cultural Standards. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education. (Accepted)
2015- Academic Division Award for Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning. The University of Newcastle
2015-The Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning. The University of Newcastle.
2016-The Australian Awards for University Teaching. (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
'The Wollotuka Institute, for innovation in the provision of Aboriginal Studies within an online format to a diverse cohort, that empowers critical student reflection and cultural learning journeys.'
- Master of Education in Adult Education, University of Technology Sydney
- Bachelor of Education (Adult Education), University of Technology Sydney
- Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training, Boorongen Djugan College - Australia
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary)(Indigenous Stud), Australian Catholic University
- Graduate Cert in Indigenous Research & Leadership, University of Melbourne
- Indigenous Studies
- Indigenous education
- Indigenous pedagogy
- cultural competence
- cultural competencies
- cultural learning journey
- cultural safety
Fields of Research
|130299||Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified||50|
|130301||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education||25|
|Title||Organisation / Department|
|Associate Lecturer||University of Newcastle
Indigenous Education and Research
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Journal article (2 outputs)
Gilbert S, Tillman G, 'Teaching Practise Utilising Embedded Indigenous Cultural Standards', Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 1-9 (2017)
Copyright Â© The Author(s) 2017 The Wollotuka Institute, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, is the first university or organisation to enter into the accreditation process ... [more]
Copyright Â© The Author(s) 2017 The Wollotuka Institute, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, is the first university or organisation to enter into the accreditation process with the World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC). Part of that process includes identifying the local cultural standards and protocols that drive and shape our work as a cultural entity. As a result of successfully completing these processes, the course Â¿Working with Aboriginal CommunitiesÂ¿, consciously underwent a process of affirmation recognising and embedding where missing, these cultural protocols within our pedagogy and curriculum. Each intake sees students from all disciplines enrol and all benefit greatly from their cultural learning experiences. In this paper, we discuss how these cultural protocols shaped the course material that both online and face-to-face tertiary students experienced, as well, noting the outcomes of this process. Both authors are long-term educators in higher education and have had our teaching invigorated by this experience of critique and reflection. This paper serves to both be a reflective and documentary process for ourselves as well as an opportunity to share our experiences with our colleagues involved in higher education.
|2016||Tillman GK, 'Facilitating the Creation of Knowledge within an e-learning Framework to Develop Critical Thinking Skills', International Journal of Information and Education Technology, Volume 6 166-169 (2016)|
Ms Gail Tillman
Indigenous Education and Research
|Phone||(02) 4921 5388|
|Fax||(02) 4921 6985|
Callaghan, NSW 2308