Children, Knowledge and Country

Children, Knowledge and Country: Evaluating and developing music-based strategies for teaching and learning in remote Aboriginal communities in WA

ARC Linkage Project

Through collaborative research and an innovative approach to assessing music-based teaching and learning, this project will identify strategies to support Aboriginal stakeholders and organizations in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in their efforts to maintain and sustain critically endangered cultural practices and knowledges. Researchers from the Kimberley Language and Resource Centre, The University of Western Australia, The University of Melbourne, and The University of Sydney will engage with Aboriginal teachers and practitioners in remote communities to survey, identify, analyse and develop innovative strategies for music-based teaching and learning on Country and in community contexts.

CI (Lead): Sally Treloyn (University of Melbourne)

CIs: Jane Davidson (University of Melbourne), Kathryn Marsh (University of Sydney)

PIs: Andrea Emberly (University of Western Australia), Robert Faulkner (University of Western Australia), Siobhan Casson (Kimberley Language Resource Centre), Patsy Bedford (Kimberley Language Resource Centre)

Partner: Kimberley Language Resource Centre