8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning


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8 Ways to start the process... 


Tell a story. Make a plan. Think and do. Draw it. Take it outside. Try a new way. Watch first, then do. Share it with others


Aboriginal perspectives are not found in Aboriginal content, but Aboriginal processes...


This Aboriginal pedagogy framework is expressed as eight interconnected pedagogies involving narrative-driven learning, visualised learning processes, hands-on/reflective techniques, use of symbols/metaphors, land-based learning, indirect/synergistic logic, modelled/scaffolded genre mastery, and connectedness to community. But these can change in different settings.






The 8 Ways framework is a NSW Department of Education initiative. Ownership of Indigenous Knowledge works belong to Individuals and groups. Permission sought from the original source is a requirement, out of courtesy. Examples of work from communities and individuals guided by this framework should be respected at all times, please follow protocol.

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