Thursday, 24 June 2010

8 Aboriginal ways of learning

Tell a story. Make a plan. Think and do. Draw it. Take it outside. Try a new way. Watch first, then do. Share it with others. Aboriginal perspectives are not found in Aboriginal content, but Aboriginal processes...

Anyone involved in working with indigenous students should find 8 Aboriginal ways of learning a site of great interest.

This is a pedagogy framework that allows teachers to include Aboriginal perspectives by using Aboriginal learning techniques. In this way, focus can remain on core curriculum content while embedding Aboriginal perspectives in every lesson. It came from a research project involving DET staff, James Cook University's School of Indigenous Studies and the Western New South Wales Regional Aboriginal Education Team between 2007 and 2009.

The resources are presented in a wiki format : follow the menu on the left for in-depth content, discussions etc. Users may join the wiki to contribute material and comment on the content.

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