Nature & Health
Research, Practice and Policy Symposium

Glenn Woods – symposium session

Glenn Woods

Session type: Presentation

Glenn Woods is a lecturer and researcher at Griffith University, Australia, working in the area of social justice and Indigenist approaches to teaching and learning. He has worked across a diverse range of discipline and practice areas, including applied environmental sciences, community empowerment, Indigenous language revitalisation and Indigenous community-controlled human service design and delivery. Glenn’s research interests include transformative learning at the socio-cultural interface, decolonisation in theory and practice, and development of Indigenist theory and practice. 

Glenn has a very strong interest in the potential of transformative learning experiences facilitated and stimulated by immersion in ‘out of classroom’ environments such as within communities and on/in-kuntri. This includes an aim to have First Nations practitioners recognised as leaders in developing and facilitating the paradigm shifts required to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. 

His recent publications include  “Learning from mistakes and moving forward in intercultural research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples”, Vanette McLennan & Glenn Woods (2018), Higher Education Research & Development, 37:1, 88-100, DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2017.1343806 and  “Learning in Community: Reflections on Seventeen Years of Visiting Kuntri.” In: Bartleet BL., Bennett D., Power A., Sunderland N. (eds) Engaging First Peoples in Arts-Based Service Learning. Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education, vol 18. Springer, Cham.