- Dr Francis Bobongie-Harris
Faculty of Education,
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
- Discipline *
- Education Systems, Specialist Studies in Education
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- Identifiers and profiles
Doctorate of Professional Studies (Central Queensland University)
- Professional memberships
Member of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
Member of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Member of the American Association for research in Education (AERA)
Teacher Registration: Queensland College of Teachers
Indigenous Education, Participatory Research, Girls Education, Australian South Sea Islander Studies, Narrative Research, Community Led Research
I am a Lecturer with the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education at QUT. I mentor Higher Degree Research Students through the following specialisations.
- Indigenous Education: Australia and the Pacific
- Australian South Sea Islander History and Cultural studies.
- Remote Indigenous students and the challenges transitioning from Community to Boarding Colleges,
- Connecting schools to Country and Community,
- Australian South Sea Islander History and Cultural Studies.
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Bachelor of Education
EUB103 Culture Studies: Indigenous Education
EUB406 Stepping Out/Teacher Performance Assessment
Unit Coordinator and Lecturer
EUB204 Building Partnerships with Families and Communities
Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Education (Part of Masters of Education)
Unit Coordinator and Lecturer
EUQ649 Global Perspectives in Indigenous Education
EUQ650 Personal Journeys in Education
EUN647 Pedagogy in First Nations Education
EUN650 Designing for Learning in First Nations Education
Master of Teaching
EUN104 Culture Studies: Indigenous Education
EUN240 Teachers Researching Practice
CENTRE FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION (Tier 2)
Co-chair Indigenous Education Research Program.
I have been a teacher for 20 years working in Government, Catholic and Independent schools in Australia and New Zealand. I have been a Lecturer at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) with the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education since February 2019. Prior to accepting this position I was employed as the first Indigenous Post Doctoral Research Fellow working with Griffith Institute for Education Research (GIER) and the Indigenous Research Unit. I completed my Doctorate of Professional Studies at CQ University in 2011, where I focused on Pacific and Indigenous Studies concentrating on gender and education. I have Australian South Sea Islander and Indigenous ties to the Mackay Community and the Torres Strait Islands in North Queensland, Australia; and Malaita in the Solomon Islands.
I specialise in the areas of Indigenous Education, gender and education, Indigenous and qualitative methodologies as well as community and participatory research. I completed a Fellowship (Fall Semester 2016/2017) as a visiting Research Scholar at Georgetown University’s Centre for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Studies (CANZPS at School of Foreign Service) in Washington D.C.. During this time I investigated the Kinship system within Australian and Melanesian Indigenous communities and their impact on Qualitative Research, specifically in the area of Ethnographical Research.
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)
- Archaeology, Collections and Australian South Sea Islander Lived Identities
- Primary fund type
- CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
- Project ID
- Start year
- Respectful practice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge holders and teachers creating local curriculum
PhD, Associate Supervisor
Other supervisors: Professor Simone White