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Indigenous Map

Sharing Knowledge

Painting by: Dr Payi-Linda Ford 7th April 2008

The 3 prominent circles represent the knowledge communities. The red circle represents Information literacy. The black circle represents the Indigenous knowledge system. The white circle represents the western knowledge system. The green background represents the connections, relationships and knowledge growth.

The black lines represent the Pulay Pulay (male and female) also known as the Rainbow Serpent. The Pulay Pulay represent the sacredness of knowledge and the possession of ‘higher’ knowledge is power. Hence the knowledge communities are entwined with the Pulay Pulay. The key to the success of gaining knowledge is through ongoing connections and relationships that are inclusive of the gender balance in our personal and professional delivery of knowledge in the sacred place of higher education units.

The white solid dots that border the 3 knowledge communities represent the higher education learners, who are the students. The black solid dots represent the Rak Mak Mak Marranunggu lecturer. The red solid dots represent the Librarians, TLDG and databases. The emphasis on joining the dots is to demonstrate the preparation and work commitment by a team of professionals to deliver literacy information requires a workplace culture that has good connections and relationships.

Helpful Links

CDU Library

The CDU Library homepage is your one stop shop for almost everything you need to succeed in your studies. Hosting Library Search, links to relevant databases, study guides, help and library services, as well as general information and frequently asked questions, this page is a must bookmark for your study needs.

Study Skills

A site containing a comprehensive range of study skills information to help you understand academic expectations and become a more confident student. Developing academic writing, critical thinking, and the ability to read and understand academic texts, is vital if you wish to succeed as a student and scholar.

Language and Learning Support

The Language and Learning Services team is here to support your academic development at Charles Darwin University (CDU). A free and confidential service to help you build skills including understanding assignments and work standards; how to get the grades you want; and developing your academic writing abilities.

CDU Student Homepage

Need some information or help about your time at CDU? Check out the current student's homepage, which has heaps of info about access to student services, how to find support and the services available and how you can explore your community and get involved!

Recorded Workshops

A great range of online workshops which have been recorded and archived for you to review! They cover essential academic skills and strategies for academic success; and the application of academic skills on specific assignments (check and see if your assignment is discussed)

Past Exam Papers

Using your CDU login, you can access past exam papers for your units to help prepare for upcoming exams. Exam papers can be searched for using the unit code. Not all lecturers choose to make exam papers available, please contact your lecturer if your exam papers are not listed.

Charles Darwin University acknowledges the traditional custodians across the lands on which we live and work, and we pay our respects to Elders both past and present.
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