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Manning, Richard F. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This article draws upon a "tale from the feld" (Van Maanen, 1988) to encourage New Zealand and Australian teachers of history and social studies to appraise how their own perceptions of place and teaching about Indigenous peoples' histories impact upon their students' learning. Moreover, it explains why Uri Bronfenbrenner's (1979)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Heritage Education, Local History
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Boylan, Colin; Wallace, Andrew – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2009
"Learnscapes" are places where learning has been designed in ways that enhance the interaction with an environment (Tyas-Tunggal, 1997). A small rural primary school has creatively adopted a "Learnscape" as a significant focus to engage with its community. Within the school the Learnscapes Program works from the classroom to…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Outdoor Education, Educational Practices
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Howlett, Catherine; Seini, Monica; Matthews, Chris; Dillon, Bronwyn; Hauser, Vivian – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2008
Low retention of Indigenous peoples in all Australian universities has been identified as a problematic issue by the Australian Federal government. Griffith University (GU), Queensland, Australia, provided funding to examine the factors affecting Indigenous retention in higher education, with the aim of developing innovative participation and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Federal Government, School Holding Power
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Norman, Heidi – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004
This paper explores teaching strategies for communicating complex issues and ideas to a diverse group of students, with different educational and vocational interests, that encourage them to develop critical thinking, and explores pedagogies appropriate to the multidisciplinary field of Aboriginal studies. These issues will be investigated through…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Instructional Effectiveness