Leaning with connection

shifting teachers' practice through authentic engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Kevin Lowe

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

This chapter outlines the key arguments for why teachers need to consider opening productive dialogues between themselves and Aboriginal families and communities. It argues that these interactions have been shown to affect the needs of not just students, but of teachers themselves, and that outcomes of this engagement provides teachers with the knowledge and skills required to contextualize their practice and affect a real and sustained change in all students learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFlip the system Australia
Subtitle of host publicationwhat matters in education
EditorsDeborah M. Netolicky, Jon Andrews, Cameron Paterson
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Chapter14
Pages124-132
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780429770517, 9780429429620
ISBN (Print)9781138367869, 9781138367616
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • school and community engagement
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • engagement

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Lowe, K. (2019). Leaning with connection: shifting teachers' practice through authentic engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. In D. M. Netolicky, J. Andrews, & C. Paterson (Eds.), Flip the system Australia: what matters in education (pp. 124-132). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.