Our Ways of Learning in Aboriginal Languages

Tyson Kaawoppa Yunkaporta

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Aboriginal culture has not been lost – just disrupted. Our ways of knowing, being, doing, valuing and learning remain in an ancestral framework of knowledge that is still strong. Through Indigenous research in western New South Wales that explores these knowledge systems in land, language, people and the relationships among them, eight ways of learning have been identified. This chapter makes recommendations for using the eight ways in the teaching of Aboriginal languages in schools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-Awakening Languages
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and practice in the revitalisation of Australia's Indigenous languages
EditorsJohn Hobson, Kevin Lowe, Susan Poetsch, Michael Walsh
Place of PublicationSydney, NSW, Australia
PublisherSydney University Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781920899554
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Indigenous Education
  • language maintenance
  • language loss
  • Aboriginal australians
  • Pedagogy

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