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New ways of doing school: Mixing story and technology to generate innovative learning, social and cultural communities

Funding: 2008: $70,000
2009: $60,000
2010: $70,000

Project Member(s): Johnston, R., Lavarch, L.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning (SCIL)

Start year: 2008

Summary: In a collaboration of indigenous and mainstream educators, this project designs and develops innovative mixes of story arts with multimedia technologies to create a new sense of learning community for children in remote and urban regions, with a specific focus on, but not limited to, indigenous children. It will facilitate links between youth from diverse areas, (likely to include inner Sydney, Tiwi Islands, Pilbara, and the Larrakia Nation), expand multiliteracies, validate personal histories, and encourage interactive peer learning. The aim is to encourage positive, motivated and sustainable learning cultures. Rigorous tracking and critical inquiry will help shape mainstream educational practices. '',


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Keywords: school education, technology and story arts, education in remote areas, disavantaged youth, indigenous education, connecting communities,

FOR Codes: Education Studies not elsewhere classified, Curriculum Studies not elsewhere classified, Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified, Youth/child development and welfare, Education and training not elsewhere classified, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, Education Systems not elsewhere classified, Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified, Children's/Youth Services and Childcare, Learner and Learning Achievement, Learner and learning, Community services