Paper Number

1111

Paper Type

SP

Abstract

Culture, including Indigenous culture, is an important element of an optimized socio-technical system. Educating university students about Indigenous cultures affords them the opportunity to influence their industry workplaces positively. Prior research has only begun to theorize Indigenous phenomena in the IS field. However, little is known about the role of technology in enhancing the appreciation of Indigenous cultures and knowledge in university classrooms. This paper uses socio-technical systems theory to unpack how technology influences the interactions between system components to enable different engagement steps with Indigenous cultures for students. Using a socio-technical systems lens, data collected from eight business school courses in an Australian university were analyzed for their technology-culture interactions. Our findings supported the development of an integrated framework of Indigenous culture engagement and socio-technical systems with three Indigenizing Curriculum approaches to how technology enables cultural learning and appreciation.

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Indigenizing Curriculum throughTechnology: A socio-technical perspective

Culture, including Indigenous culture, is an important element of an optimized socio-technical system. Educating university students about Indigenous cultures affords them the opportunity to influence their industry workplaces positively. Prior research has only begun to theorize Indigenous phenomena in the IS field. However, little is known about the role of technology in enhancing the appreciation of Indigenous cultures and knowledge in university classrooms. This paper uses socio-technical systems theory to unpack how technology influences the interactions between system components to enable different engagement steps with Indigenous cultures for students. Using a socio-technical systems lens, data collected from eight business school courses in an Australian university were analyzed for their technology-culture interactions. Our findings supported the development of an integrated framework of Indigenous culture engagement and socio-technical systems with three Indigenizing Curriculum approaches to how technology enables cultural learning and appreciation.

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