Learning-to-learn-with- a Boon Wurrung Tree

Geraldine Burke, Melissa Bedford, Moorina Bonini, Carolyn Briggs, Charlotte Day, Ginette Pestana

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This article explores the layered impact of partnership learning across museum, pre-service education and school contexts where the agency of trees provokes new insights for art education practices. It features collective experiences of a Tree School and Tree Story exhibition along with associated Art-Reach experiences between pre-service teachers (PSTs) and early primary school children. For us, the culturally-marked Boon Wurrung tree was a central inspiration for cross-institutional learning. It energised our understanding of Indigenous knowledges and provoked ways to re-imagine how we explore Indigenous perspectives through art education as entangled with Museum education.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages28
JournalInternational Journal of Education and the Arts
Issue numberS1.1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2023


  • learning to learn with
  • Indigenous Knowledges
  • Tree School
  • Culturally marked trees
  • Art-Reach
  • partnership learning
  • art education
  • Pre-service teachers
  • Museum education

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