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Curriculum as Knowledge System: The Warlpiri Theme Cycle

Disbray, Samantha; Martin, Barbara


In this chapter, we describe the development and use of the Warlpiri theme cycle, an Australian Indigenous language and culture curriculum, created by educators, elders and community members for four Warlpiri schools located in Central Australia. The Warlpiri curriculum is a three-year cycle, with 12 themes or knowledge domains, which are central to Warlpiri people and their land, language, law and culture. We present the theme cycle as the reflection and enactment of a living Indigenous...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-60120-9_2


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