Thinking about Play: Perspectives on play from two remote Indigenous communities in the NT

Fasoli, Lyn (2008) Thinking about Play: Perspectives on play from two remote Indigenous communities in the NT. In: 10th Annual Unpacking conference: Possibilities of Representation. , March 14,15, 2008, Macquarie University, Sydney.

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This paper reports on findings from the ‘Talking Pictures research project, a Telstra Foundation funded project that investigated remote Indigenous adults’ perspectives on play. ‘Talking Pictures’ was undertaken by a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers from Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) using a participatory action research methodology. The findings raise important questions for educators attempting to implement play-based learning programs in diverse cultural contexts. Play is a universal human activity yet it is also a deeply cultural one. The views and values expressed by Indigenous adults in two remote Indigenous communities provide a basis for exploring issues of Indigenous identity and the right to contest the dominance of western views of play.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Keywords: cultural awareness teaching through play
Field of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2009 03:54
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2011 23:40

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