School of Education

Sara Weuffen

Position: Sessional Lecturer
Study area: Education
Location: Mt Helen Campus, T Building, Room T204A
Phone: 5327 6089


PhD by Research (ongoing)
Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) - University of Ballarat - 2010



  • Bachelor of Education (P6)
  • Bachelor of Education (P10)


Indigenous Education (EDBED3005)


In 2010 Sara graduated from a Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) degree and since then has worked as a relief / short contract secondary education teacher in the following areas: Physical education, Health, Humanities, English and History.

Since 2011 Sara is undertaking a PhD by research focusing on Aboriginal representations in the Australian History Curriculum and the influences this has on teaching and learning in History classrooms at the secondary level.

Areas of expertise

Indigenous Education

Research interests

  • Indigenous Education
  • Addressing Disadvantage
  • Sociology

Seminar Presentations

2014 Open Dialogue Conference with Aunty Marj Pickford: Engaging with Australian Indigenous Studies: Moving beyond white guilt.

2013 FedUni Annual Research Conference: Indigenous Standpoint Theory and white eyed research.

2012 University of Ballarat Annual Research Conference Presentation: The Panopticon and Methodologies: Examining Poststructuralism.

2011 University of Ballarat, Annual Research Conference: A Case of Inclusivity.

2011 Queensland University, Perspectives on Power: Language and Colonial Discourses in the Australian National History Curriculum.


  • Student representative on the Faculty of Education and Arts Research committee.
  • Member of VAEAI's Working Group 1 which focuses on developing a framework for embedding Koorie culture for pre-service and in-service teacher training.