Ngarrngga: Evaluation of First Nations in Education
First Nations in Education (FNE) is a compulsory subject (EDUC91047) within MGSE’s Master of Teaching. It was first offered in 2022. AERC was commissioned to undertake a two-year evaluation of the effectiveness of this subject. In 2022 we utilised a two-phase approach to the evaluation. In Phase one, the team designed, implemented, and analysed a mid-subject survey (MSS) for first-cohort students. In Phase 2 we held five focus groups (four with students, one with tutors) exploring areas of particular interest for the subject designers, such as classroom climate, enablers and barriers to implementation, impact, and areas for improvement.