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Rioux, Joel; Ewing, Bronwyn; Cooper, Tom J. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This paper reports on an Action Research project that investigated the integration of Aboriginal and Western knowledge into science learning in a Montessori classroom in regional Queensland, Australia. Drawing on the local knowledge of fauna of community members, the study explored the teaching of science to 12 year 8-9 students in an Aboriginal…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Biology, Science Curriculum
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Ewing, Bronwyn – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
This article focuses on the funds of knowledge that are mathematical in nature and how they might be used to support parents and children with their learning of mathematics that is taught and learned in the early years of school. Funds of knowledges are those that have been historically and culturally accumulated into a body of knowledge and…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Well Being, Pilot Projects, Learning Processes
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Ewing, Bronwyn; Cooper, Thomas J.; Baturo, Annette R.; Matthews, Chris; Sun, Huayu – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2010
A one-year mathematics project that focused on measurement was conducted with six Torres Strait Islander schools and communities. Its key focus was to contextualise the teaching and learning of measurement within the students' culture, communities and home languages. Six teachers and two teacher aides participated in the project. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Mathematics Instruction