MGSE Deans Lecture - The Uluru Statement from the Heart and its pedagogic implications

In July 2017, a constitutional convention brought together over 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders at the foot of Uluru in Central Australia on the lands of the Aṉangu people. Their deliberations led to the development of the Uluru Statement from the Heart ‘which called for a ‘First Nations Voice’ to be embedded within the Australian Constitution and a ‘Makarrata Commission’ to supervise a process of ‘agreement-making’ and ‘truth-telling’ between governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

In this lecture, Professor Megan Davis, who chaired the convention, will discuss the processes that led to the development of the Uluru Statement From the Heart, in terms of the key epistemic and cultural ideas it embodies, its political and constitutional significance for the Australian society and its importance to the work of educators in particular.

Pre-lecture refreshments will be served from 5.15pm. The lecture will begin at 6.00pm.

This event is scheduled with thanks to the Theodore Fink Memorial Education Endowment and is the opening contribution to the Theodore Fink Memorial Seminar in Australian Education.

Presenters Professor Megan Davis