Associate Professor Kevin   Lowe
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Kevin Lowe

Ph.D:

Newcastle University

2016

M.Ed.

Australian Catholic University

2008

M Litt. (Preliminary) Politics:

University of New England

1995

Graduate Certificate Public Service Management: 2003

University of Western Sydney

2003

Associate Diploma Horticulture:

University of New England - Orange

1992

Graduate Dip. Teacher Librarianship

Kur-ring-gai CAE

1988

BA Dip. Education:

Macquarie University

1975

 

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Education

Kevin Lowe (kevin.lowe@unsw.edu.au) is a Gubbi Gubbi man from southeast Queensland. He is a Scientia Indigenous Fellow at UNSW, working on a community and school focused research project on developing a model of sustainable improvement in Aboriginal education. Kevin has had experience in education as a teacher, administrator and lecturer. He has expertise in working with Aboriginal community organisations on establishing Aboriginal language policy and school curriculum implementation. Recently Kevin has worked with colleagues to review research across key areas of schooling and established the Aboriginal Voices a broad-base, holistic project which is developing a new pedagogic framework for teachers. 

Location
Room G35 Morven Brown Bld High St Kensington NSW

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Moodie N; Weuffen S, 2021, 'Refusing Reconciliation in Indigenous Curriculum', in Green B; Roberts P; Brennan M (ed.), Curriculum Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing World: Transnational Perspectives in Curriculum Inquiry, Palgrave, Chem, Switzland, pp. 71 - 86
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Burgess C; Lowe K, 2019, 'Aboriginal voices: Social justice and transforming aboriginal education', in Higher Education, Pedagogy and Social Justice: Politics and Practice, pp. 97 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26484-0_7
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Burgess C, 2019, 'Aboriginal Voices: Social Justice and Transforming Aboriginal Education', in Freebody K; Goodwin S; Proctor H (ed.), Higher Education, Pedagogy and Social Justice, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 97 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26484-0
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2019, 'Leaning with connection: shifting teachers’ practice through authentic engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities', in Netolicky D; Andrews J; Paterson C (ed.), Flip the system Australia : what matters in education, Routledge, pp. 124 - 132
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Cairncross J, 2019, 'Authentic engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content in the P-6 Australian Curriculum', in Green D; Price D (ed.), Making humanities and social sciences come alive, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 307 - 326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108692779.022
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2018, 'Learning with connection: Shifting teachers' practice through authentic engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities', in Flip the System Australia: What Matters in Education, pp. 124 - 132
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Giacon J; Lowe K, 2016, 'Key factors in the renewal of Aboriginal languages in NSW', in Austin PK; Koch H; Simpson J (ed.), Language, land and song, EL Publishing, London, pp. 523 - 538
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2014, 'Interview: Kevin Lowe', in Couzens V; Eira C; Stebbins T (ed.), Tyama-teeyt yookapa, Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy, VIC, pp. 135 - 150
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Howard P; Cooke S; Lowe K; Perry B, 2011, 'Enhancing quality and equity in mathematics education for Australian Indigenous students', in Atweh B; Graven M; Secada W; Valero P (ed.), Mapping Equity and Quality in Mathematics Education, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 365 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9803-0_26
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2011, 'A Critique of school and Aboriginal community partnerships', in Purdie N; Milgate G; Bell HR (ed.), Two way teaching and learning, ACER Press, Camberwell, VIC, pp. 13 - 32
    Books | 2010
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Hobson J; Lowe K; Poetsch S; Walsh M, 2010, Re-awakening languages: theory and practice in the revitalisation of Australia’s Indigenous languages, Sydney University Press, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Hobson J; Lowe K; Poetsch S; Walsh M, 2010, 'Introduction: re-awakening Australian languages', in Hobson J; Lowe K; Poetsch S; Walsh M (ed.), Re-awakening languages, Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. xxv - xxx
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Howard P, 2010, 'So you want to work with community? Principles and strategies for school leaders affecting the establishment of Aboriginal language programs', in Hobson J; Lowe K; Poetsch S; Walsh M (ed.), Re-awakening languages, Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 194 - 209
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Jones C; Chandler P; Lowe K, 2010, 'Sounds, spelling and learning to read an Aboriginal language', in Hobson J; Lowe K; Poetsch S; Walsh M (ed.), Re-awakening languages, Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 281 - 292
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2008, 'Walking the talk', in Leading from the edge, South Australian Centre for Leaders in Education, pp. 35 - 46
    Books | 2007
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2007, Facilitating strong school and community partnerships in Aboriginal education, NSW Board of Studies
    Books | 2006
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Ash A, 2006, Talking each other’s lingo: The Aboriginal Languages K - 10 Syllabus and its role in language revival in NSW, NSW Board of Studies
    Books | 2002
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2002, The need for community consultation to assist in the development of Aboriginal languages in schools
    Books | 1999
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 1999, Issues impacting on the improvement of educational opportunities for Aboriginal boys in school, University of Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Moodie N; Vass G; Lowe K, 2021, 'Special issue editorial: systematic reviews in Indigenous education', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 49, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2020.1861215
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Moodie N; Vass G; Lowe K, 2021, 'The Aboriginal voices project: findings and reflections', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 49, pp. 5 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2020.1863335
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Skrebneva I; Burgess C; Harrison N; Vass G, 2021, 'Towards an Australian model of culturally nourishing schooling', Journal of Curriculum Studies, vol. 53, pp. 467 - 481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220272.2020.1764111
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Tennent C; Moodie N; Guenther J; Burgess C, 2021, 'School-based Indigenous cultural programs and their impact on Australian Indigenous students: a systematic review.', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 49, pp. 78 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2020.1843137
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Gutierrez A; Lowe K; Guenther J, 2021, 'Indigenous student literacy outcomes in Australia: a systematic review of literacy programmes', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 49, pp. 37 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2019.1700214
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Burgess C; Bishop M; Lowe K, 2020, 'Decolonising Indigenous education: the case for cultural mentoring in supporting Indigenous knowledge reproduction', Discourse, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2020.1774513
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Galstaun V, 2020, 'Ethical challenges: the possibility of authentic teaching encounters with indigenous cross-curriculum content?', Curriculum Perspectives, vol. 40, pp. 93 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41297-019-00093-1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Burgess C; Tennent C; Vass G; Guenther J; Lowe K; Moodie N, 2019, 'A systematic review of pedagogies that support, engage and improve the educational outcomes of Aboriginal students', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 46, pp. 297 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00315-5
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Guenther J; Lowe K; Burgess C; Vass G; Moodie N, 2019, 'Factors contributing to educational outcomes for First Nations students from remote communities: A systematic review', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 46, pp. 319 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00308-4
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Vass G; Lowe K; Burgess C; Harrison N; Moodie N, 2019, 'The possibilities and practicalities of professional learning in support of Indigenous student experiences in schooling: A systematic review', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 46, pp. 341 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00313-7
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Tennent C; Guenther J; Harrison N; Burgess C; Moodie N; Vass G, 2019, 'Correction to: ‘Aboriginal Voices’: An overview of the methodology applied in the systematic review of recent research across ten key areas of Australian Indigenous education (The Australian Educational Researcher, (2019), 46, 2, (213-229), 10.1007/s13384-019-00307-5)', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 46, pp. 231 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00323-5
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Vass G; Lowe K; Burgess C; Harrison N; Moodie N, 2019, 'Correction to: The possibilities and practicalities of professional learning in support of Indigenous student experiences in schooling: A systematic review (The Australian Educational Researcher, (2019), 46, 2, (341-361), 10.1007/s13384-019-00313-7)', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 46, pp. 363 - 364, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00324-4
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Harrison N; Tennent C; Guenther J; Vass G; Moodie N, 2019, 'Factors affecting the development of school and Indigenous community engagement: A systematic review', Australian Educational Researcher, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00314-6
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Tennent C; Guenther J; Harrison N; Moddie N; Vass G, 2019, '‘Aboriginal Voices’: an overview of the methodology applied in the systematic review of recent research across ten key areas of Australian Indigenous education', The Australian Educational Researcher, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00307-5
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Harrison N; Tennent C; Vass G; Guenther J; Lowe K; Moodie N, 2019, 'Curriculum and learning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education: a systematic review', The Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 46, pp. 233 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00311-9
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Bub-Connor H; Ball R, 2019, 'Teacher professional change at the cultural interface: a critical dialogic narrative inquiry into a remote school teacher’s journey to establish a relational pedagogy', Australian and international journal of rural education, vol. 29, pp. 17 - 29, https://journal.spera.asn.au/index.php/AIJRE/article/view/189
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Maxwell J; Lowe K; Salter P, 2018, 'The re-creation and resolution of the ‘problem’ of Indigenous education in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cross-curriculum priority', The Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 45, pp. 161–177 - 161–177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-017-0254-7
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2017, 'Walanbaa warramildanha: The impact of authentic Aboriginal community and school engagement on teachers’ professional knowledge', The Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 44, pp. 35 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-017-0229-8
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Backhaus V; Yunkaporta T; Brown L; Loynes S, 2014, 'Winanga-y Bagay Gaay: know the river’s story', Curriculum Perspectives, vol. 34, pp. 59 - 91
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Bub-Connor H, 2014, 'Teaching at the cultural interface: establishing a responsive classroom through the authentic engagement of a teacher, Aboriginal students and parents', Joint AARE-NZARE 2014 Conference, pp. 1 - 13
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Yunkaporta T, 2013, 'The inclusion of aboriginal and Torres strait islander content in the Australian national curriculum: A cultural, cognitive and socio-political evaluation', Curriculum Perspectives, vol. 33, pp. 1 - 14
    Journal articles | 2009
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2009, 'Opening the doors - collaborative community and school engagement to establish a sustainable Aboriginal language programs', Journal of Australian indigenous issues, vol. 12, pp. 333 - 349
  • Reports | 2020
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Burgess C, 2020, Position Paper Draft Culturally Responsive Practices and Culturally Nourishing Education, https://www.socialventures.com.au/assets/SVA-Perspective-Education-Evidence-scan-for-Aboriginal-and-Torres-Strait-Islander-children.pdf
    Reports | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Harrison N; Burgess C; Vass G, 2019, A systematic review of recent research on the importance of cultural programs in schools, school and community engagement and school leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, Social Ventures Australia
    Reports | 2008
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Chandler P; Haid C; Jones C; Lowe K; Munro J, 2008, Aboriginal languages research: impact of learning an Aboriginal language on primary school students’ literacy in English, NSW Board of Studies, https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1132&context=edupapers
  • Other | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2019, A systematic review of recent research on the importance of cultural programs in schools, school and community engagement and school leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
    Other | 2019
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2019, A systematic review of recent research on the importance of cultural programs in schools, school and community engagement and school leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
    Other | 2017
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2017, More than meets the eye for Indigenous NAPLAN results, The Wire
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2011, 'Aboriginal languages reclamation: countering the neo-colonial onslaught', in Indigenous education, Australian Council for Educational Research, Darwin, pp. 21 - 28, presented at The ACER Research Conference, Darwin
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Howard P, 2009, 'The impact of educational leadership in the implementation of a community-school Aboriginal language program in Western NSW', in Australian Association for Research in Education 2009 Conference Proceedings, Australian Association for Research in Education, pp. 1 - 18
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K; Walsh M, 2009, 'California down under: Indigenous language revitalization in New South Wales, Australia', in Leonard W; Gardner E (ed.), Language is life, University of California, Berkeley, pp. 100 - 115
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Howard P; Perry B; Lowe K; Ziems S; McKnight A, 2003, 'Mathematics in Indigenous contexts: A case study', in Mousley J (ed.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA
    Conference Papers | 2001
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2001, 'Aboriginal career aspirations program: school and community career education. A report and discussion on a NSW Board of Studies project', Fremantle, presented at AARE Annual Conference, Fremantle, 2001, Fremantle, 02 December 2001 - 06 December 2001, https://www.aare.edu.au/publications/aare-conference-papers/show/3171/aboriginal-students-and-career-aspirations
    Conference Papers | 2001
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Lowe K, 2001, 'Owning language: Copyright, ethics and the development of aboriginal language programs', in Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Australian Association for Research in Education
    Conference Papers | 1995
    Associate Professor Kevin Lowe
    Jennings L; Lowe K; Shirm J, 1995, 'From Nimbin to Fredo and beyond:: action research initiatives on the North Coast', in Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Australian Association for Research in Education

Awards

 

  • Equity Award – Public Service Medal - 2003
  • Silver Award – NSW Premier’s Public Sector Award 2008
  • Colin Marsh Award Australian Curriculum Studies Association 2013
  • AARE – Best Paper 2018

Grants

ARC Discovery Indigenous 2020 (IN210100038)

Title: A qualitative and quantitative study of the issues affecting the teaching of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content in the Australian Curriculum: Problems and Solutions.

The Indigenous curriculum content in the Australian Curriculum is tasked as the latest attempt to improve outcomes for Indigenous students. This project aims to investigate how teachers approach this cross-curriculum mandate, consider teachers’ attitudes regarding the teaching of Indigenous content, and identify the complex factors that act as barriers to the success of teaching this content. Employing an innovative design that combines policy analysis, survey research and qualitative research to consider the structural, epistemic and curriculum factors impacting on the success of this policy mandate. This will illuminate the affordances and constraints of new ways of understanding the inclusion of Indigenous content into the curriculum.

Award: $330,000

NSW Department of Education: Strategic Funding Grant 2020 (RG203639)

Title: Aboriginal-led teacher professional learning to improve teaching and learning

The primary aim of the Culturally Nourishing Schooling (CNS) project is to affect structural, sustainable change in Aboriginal education through local Aboriginal community-led teacher professional learning programs. Such an undertaking is urgently required, as was reiterated earlier this year with the launch of the revised ‘closing the gap’ policy as many Aboriginal students are not well served by Australian schooling. The proposed project is a collaborative undertaking between local Aboriginal communities, educators, and University researchers in 5 city/regional/rural NSW secondary schools. It forms part of an initiative known as the Aboriginal Voices: Transforming Indigenous Education (AV) program based on the researchers’ rigorous systematic analysis and synthesis of a decade of research in Indigenous education.

Award: $583,000


 

 

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