Place-based mathematics and Projection Augmented Landscape Models (PALM) on the Tiwi Islands: Building Powerful Aboriginal Hypothetical Learning Trajectory

Rioux, Joel Serge, Michie, Michael, Hogue, Michelle and fisher, rohan (2019) Place-based mathematics and Projection Augmented Landscape Models (PALM) on the Tiwi Islands: Building Powerful Aboriginal Hypothetical Learning Trajectory. In: Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice (Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia), 30/06/2019 to 04/07/2019, Perth, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper presents an account of a new place-based education initiative using both the
mathematical construct of hypothetical learning trajectory and the 3D printing technology or
Projection Augmented Landscape Models (PALM), as a tool for learning. The goal of the
pilot study is to create bridges between Aboriginal and Western ways of knowing and
learning to enable academic success in the challenging area of mathematics. The project
explores powerful ways to construct cultural learning trajectory in which Tiwi preservice
teachers can apply their prior traditional knowledge to their learning and teaching of Western
mathematical constructs, within the Australian curriculum strand of geometry/measurement.
The outcomes of this unique Tiwi project are significant because it is an applied research
project using 3D PALM technology for educational purposes, particularly knowledge
exchange in Aboriginal contexts. This application is unique as such technology to date has
been used largely in applications related to land management.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Indigenous, preservice teachers, place-based, mathematics, Tiwi Islands, Hypothetical Learning Trajectory
Field of Research: 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Research Collaboration Area: Education
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 03:33
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 03:33
URI: http://eprints.batchelor.edu.au/id/eprint/626

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