Learning-to-learn-with- Indigenous knowledges

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Our presentation discusses unlearning Western paradigms within arts education; instead we 'learn-to-learn-with-' Australian Indigenous knowledges to rethink and unlearn standardised curriculum. Michelle unlearns alongside her Drama pre-service teachers who partner with Drama Victoria and Indigenous Artist, Chrissyray Weetra, to develop a Teacher Resource: Teaching for Reconciliation. Whereas, Geraldine shows how pre-service teachers and children, partnered with Monash University Gallery to explore a culturally marked tree as the centre of their unlearning through the Tree School exhibition. Geraldine and Michelle together focus on their learning-to-listen to the words of Indigenous knowledge holders as a central focus to re-imagine how Indigenous perspectives through arts education can be made evident within the arts.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2021
EventInternational Society for Education through Art (InSEA) Regional Congress 2021: Cracks and Provocations for Teaching and Learning in The Arts - Virtual/Online, Cusco, Peru
Duration: 24 Nov 202127 Nov 2021


ConferenceInternational Society for Education through Art (InSEA) Regional Congress 2021
Abbreviated titleInSEA 2021
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  • unlearning
  • pre-service education
  • learning to learn with
  • Indigenous knowledges
  • arts education

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