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Shifting perspectives about Aboriginal health and history: Using digital archives in an online role play
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, Som Naidu ; , The University of Melbourne ; , , ,

ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference, Publisher: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Abstract

This paper describes the implementation of an online role-play that provides participants with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the socio-political context of public health on a Victorian Aboriginal settlement between the 1860’s and the mid 1880’s. A powerful innovation in the role-play is electronic access to primary historical sources that inform character development and interaction. Role-play provides strong instructional guidance complemented by exploration and discovery-based learning. Evaluation of the role-play indicated that students experienced the role-play as an efficient, effective and engaging way to learn about the subject matter. Overall, the role-play worked as a powerful learning vehicle to shift student perspectives on Aboriginal health and history.

Citation

Genat, B., Naidu, S., Fong, P., Genat, B., Naidu, S. & Fong, P. (2008). Shifting perspectives about Aboriginal health and history: Using digital archives in an online role play. In Proceedings of ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2008 (pp. 309-319). Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Retrieved May 21, 2019 from .

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