Season 2 Episode 9: Teaching Indigenous history in schools and the rundown on NAPLAN

In this final edition of Talking Teaching for this year Maxine McKew talks to David de Carvalho about the national NAPLAN picture and what it is really telling us. The ACARA chief regrets that NAPLAN is too often seen as the sole measure of student achievement and that national testing needs to be augmented by more granular assessment.

And we hear from Professor Marcia Langton about the University of Melbourne’s new schools’ resource material for the teaching of indigenous history. Professor Langton explains how a new generation of students is curious for truth telling about a culture that we know is 65,000 years old.

Presenter: Maxine McKew

Guest speakers:

  • David de Carvalho
  • Professor Marcia Langton

Read the full transcript.

More information

Explore Marcia Langton's new Indigenous school resources on The University of Melbourne's Indigenous Knowledge website.

Read Marcia Langton's Welcome to Country School's Edition.