Indigenous Students' Experiences of Higher Education: Rippling Stories of Success - Jack Frawley

12 October 2017

Please join us for a presentation by Dr Jack Frawley, who will report on a 2017 National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education funded research project, and the recently published book Indigenous Pathways, Transitions and Participation in Higher Education: From Policy to Practice, which he co-edited.

Self-efficacy is a significant variable in student learning because it affects students’ motivation and learning.  Self-efficacy is defined as beliefs about one’s own ability to be successful in the performance of a task and includes mastery experience, vicarious experience, social persuasion, and emotional arousal (Bandura 1977). The Rippling Stories of Success project addressed widening participation questions and issues by focusing on narrative accounts of Indigenous students’ successful transition into and completion of higher education studies.

The book Indigenous Pathways, Transitions and Participation in Higher Education: From Policy to Practice brings together contributions by researchers, scholars, policy-makers, practitioners, professionals and citizens who have an interest in or experience of Indigenous pathways and transitions into higher education. Those who choose to pursue higher education should do so knowing that there are multiple pathways into higher education and, once there, appropriate support is provided for a successful transition. The book outlines the issues of social inclusion and equity in higher education, and the contributions draw on real-world experiences to reflect the different approaches and strategies currently being adopted. Focusing on research, program design, program evaluation, policy initiatives and experiential narrative accounts, the book critically discusses issues concerning widening participation.

Dr Jack Frawley has a national profile as researcher and writer in the areas of leadership and intercultural studies evidenced by his involvement in significant research and professional projects, book chapters, refereed articles and other publications. He has presented at several national and international conferences and continues to publish on, and participate in, intercultural-related research projects, professional programs and consultancies. Jack is Academic Leader - Knowledges, at the University of Sydney’s National Centre for Cultural Competence, and holds Adjunct appointments at the University of Canberra and the Batchelor Institute. In addition to his academic publications Jack has also exhibited and published on the intersections between art, literature, music and sport. He has worked extensively in Aboriginal Australia as well as the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. Jack has lived and worked on and off in Cambodia over several years, primarily as a NGO consultant.

This presentation is a Widening Participation Network event, a joint initiative of the Widening Participation and Outreach team and the Education Portfolio.

Event details

  • 12 October 2017
    2.00pm - 3.00pm

  • Rooms 249, Level 2, Fisher Library South (F04)

  • Free


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