Eight Ways: A pedagogical model

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Activity: How might each of the eight aspects of the Eight Way Framework relate to your local Aboriginal community?

The Eight Way Framework (Yunkaporta 2009) is a pedagogical model about Aboriginal knowledge processes.


Identify the Aboriginal group/s in the local area. Use ‘yarning circles’ with Elders or members of the Indigenous community to explore and localise content using examples from the area.

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Yunkaporta, T 2009, ‘Aboriginal pedagogies at the cultural interface’. PhD thesis, James Cook University, Townsville, viewed 26 June 2013, <http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/10974/4/04Bookchapter.pdf>