PEARL: A Reflective Story About Decolonising Pedagogy in Indigenous Australian Studies


  • Elizabeth Mackinlay The University of Queensland



PEARL, decolonisation, Indigenous Australian studies, autoethnography


In this article, I take a creative and autoethnographic approach to reflect upon processes of decolonisation in Indigenous Australian studies classrooms. Positioning myself as a non-Indigenous educator, I take the reader on a journey through my search for pedagogy which makes space for the colonial, difficult and messy politics of race, whiteness and knowledge to be actively challenged, deconstructed and reimagined in this context as PEARL.


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How to Cite

Mackinlay, E. (2012). PEARL: A Reflective Story About Decolonising Pedagogy in Indigenous Australian Studies. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 41(1), 67–74.




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