New Keynote Announced
Donna DeGennaro, Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Massachusetts and founder of the non-profit Unlocking Silent Histories (USH) has recently been confirmed as a keynote speaker at this years NPM International Indigenous Research Conference.
Donna joins Professor Sir Mason Durie, Justice Joe Williams and Professor Kyle Powys Whyte ( Michigan State University) as one of a number of internationally recognised presenters at our November conference.
In her talk, she will draw on the experiences of a more than 20 year career, which has looked at interrelationships between culture, history, and social interactions and how they can inform emergent learning designs.
Her research has recently focused on how indigenous youth can adopt and employ video technologies to document, question, and analyze their local situations. How do they tell their own stories and develop their own learning environments through digital storytelling? How can they as students participate in directing their own learning, and how can teachers gain insight into how indigenous youth connect with and view the world around them?
Donna's studies have the underlying goal of illuminating engaged and culturally relevant teaching and learning, an issue that is vitally important to many indigenous communities around the world.
NPM Co-Directors Professor Jacinta Ruru and Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh will also be presenting a keynote at this years conference.