World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education – Student Scholarship
July 22 - July 29
The World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) is a major international event in the Indigenous education movement. The previous conference had over 4000 delegates, including delegates from Tranby.
WIPCE draws highly regarded Indigenous education experts, practitioners, and scholars from across the globe to share successes and strategies for culturally grounded Indigenous education.
As a result, WIPCE is the largest and most diverse Indigenous education venue in the world. The conference continues to lead the discussion on contemporary movements in education that support Indigenous worldviews.
At WIPCE 2017, Celebration of Resilience, the role and impacts of Indigenous Education in truth and reconciliation around the world will be a key focus of the conference theme.
Information about WIPCE is sourced from: http://www.wipce2017.com/about2.html.
Successful applicants will spend one week in Toronto, Canada, where they will attend the WIPCE Conference. Students will be required to take notes during the conference, contribute when necessary, and, at the conclusion, produce a report detailing their experiences.
This scholarship is a unique opportunity for students to learn about how Indigenous education experts and practitioners from around the world are engaging with Indigenous people to value and participate in higher education to achieve high-performing learning outcomes. The internship will allow students to actively engage with and evaluate individuals and organisations working to eradicate barriers to education.
It is expected that attending the conference will increase students’ understanding of how to promote cultural understanding and sensitivity, help students gain insights into the benefits of higher education and foster the importance of valuing Indigenous worldviews. In addition, students will increase their exposure to the academic world and their cultural awareness through interacting with global contacts. Overseas travel will also broaden students’ perspectives and hone skills in resilience and adaptability.
It is intended that the insights gained by students who participate in this program will be taken back and utilised in their own workplace and communities in Australia.