Learning Spaces: Youth, literacy and new media in remote Indigenous Australia
by Inge Kral & Robert G. (Jerry) Schwab
Learning Spaces documents the many ways in which Indigenous youth - aged 16 to 25 - are extending their learning, expanding their oral and written language skills and in particular embracing digital culture in community-based domains outside of mainstream learning environments.
The book details the results of a 3 year participatory research project funded by the Australian Research Council and The Fred Hollows Foundation. In the project researchers from the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at The Australian National University worked with around two dozen young people and facilitators from Indigenous communities and organisations who contributed and collaborated conceptually and creatively to the research project.
Learning Spaces offers a unique and compelling guide for community members, policy makers and education facilitators to rethink their approaches to learning.
Learning Spaces: Youth literacy and new media in remote Indigenous Australia is available for free download from ANU E Press.
Learning Spaces suggests that digital technology may be a key to improving educat