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Auld, Glenn – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2002
In a remote Aboriginal Australian (Kunibidji) community, three touch-screen computers containing 96 Ndjebbana-language talking books were made available to children in informal settings. The computers' popularity is explained by the touch screens' form and the talking books' intertextual and hybrid nature. The Kunibidji are transforming their…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Australian Aboriginal Languages, Children, Computer Terminals
Taylor, Pauline – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2002
The Indigenous Education and Training Alliance (IETA) is a staff college of Education Queensland (Australia), which brokers and delivers teacher professional development around state policies on Indigenous education. IETA's work to support policy on literacy education and English language learning for Indigenous students focuses on development of…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Semchison, Michael Red Shirt – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
A 56-year-old Canada Native took a college course on Australian Indigenous approaches to knowledge. He observed that initially many students were hindered by their past experience with linear paradigms of structured academic processes. Eventually they let their minds access spirit and feeling in addition to thought, allowing a recall of life…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Canada Natives, Cognitive Style, College Students
Dunbar-Hall, Peter – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
Music educators with little experience in Aboriginal culture have trouble teaching Aboriginal music in schools. Indigenous music activity in the Kimberley region of Western Australia illustrates four contexts in which Indigenous music could be studied: local versus national Indigenous music, and Indigenous music in relation to history, place, and…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Cultural Maintenance, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
Mackinlay, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
A college course in Queensland (Australia) brings Indigenous women into the class to teach their music and dance. Performative pedagogy involves students as audience and participants, providing opportunities to critically engage with the social, political, and ethical dimensions of power and knowledge in the university setting. Student comments…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, College Programs, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness
Sheehan, Norm; Walker, Polly – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
The Purga Elders Centre in Queensland (Australia) is an Aboriginal-owned meeting place where Aboriginal culture and history are lived and passed on. Research conducted there is based on Indigenous Knowledge Research (IKR), which is grounded in Indigenous realities and approaches knowledge only through respect for Indigenous epistemologies. Twenty…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Action Research, Cultural Education, Cultural Maintenance
Whap, Georgina – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
Indigenous knowledge is a living, breathing concept and must be treated with care and respect. This living knowledge is transmitted orally. At the University of Queensland (Australia), the Torres Strait Islander Studies course was taught in the Indigenous way, and elders were involved throughout, from formatting the course outline to the running…
Descriptors: College Programs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Holistic Approach
Magowan, Fiona – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
The Yolngu people of Australia's Northern Territory trace their lineage through places in the land and water. Movements of currents represent movements of clans over time. Patterns of sound and design are associated with particular groups and with body parts. These essences are conveyed in ritual songs that are crucial ways of knowing oneself and…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Anthropology, Foreign Countries, Genealogy
Patten, Herb; Ryan, Robin – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
When the Australian government's Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation terminated at the end of 2000, a people's foundation took up the work. A knowledge of Australian Aboriginal history would foster the respect necessary for reconciliation. Research can help by implementing emerging canons in which Aboriginal perspectives provide the framework…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Action Research, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness
Mackinlay, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
A White Australian professor of a class on Indigenous women's dance has her Aboriginal sister-in-law conduct workshops on Indigenous dance. The classroom dynamics resulting from the complex power relationships (teacher as White woman, Aboriginal family member, and students) disturbs Western paradigms. The responsibility of "safely…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Classroom Environment, Consciousness Raising, Dance Education
Walker, Polly – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
Spiritual experience is a taboo topic within Western institutions of higher learning. The silencing of this integral aspect of Indigenous people's lives often results in research findings that are inaccurate, incomplete, and invalid. Indigenous scholars are speaking out about how they integrate their spirituality into formal academic research,…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Ethnocentrism, Hegemony, Higher Education
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