8 Ways of Learning

teaching young learners

I really enjoyed reading about the 8 Aboriginal ways of Learning. It’s very insightful and I’m sure it is very much an eye opener for many teachers to see it presented in such a way.

The Best Aboriginal Pedagogy section gives a clear indication of how to use Aboriginal perspectives to present core aspects of teaching units rather than as peripheral stories of ‘fun’ anecdotes that do little to include the Aboriginal students a teacher may have in the class. Of particular interest was the way in which each school, of varying groups of Aboriginal peoples interpreted and adapted the 8 ways for their own educational purposes. There is a strong link between the seen aspects of Aboriginal culture and the unseen, deeper knowledge. It’s more than just a presentation of artifact or stories, it’s more about the deeper understanding of lore and culture and practice of these that gives…

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