Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Journal

International Journal of Inclusive Education

First Page

1

Last Page

13

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2011.605912

Abstract

Engaging Aboriginal learners in the school curriculum can be quite a challenge given issues of cultural and linguistic differences. Even more so, these differences can be expanded when the students are in their adolescence. Creating learning environments that engage learners, while providing deep learning opportunities, is one of the biggest challenges for teachers in remote communities. This paper reports on a reform initiative that centred on the use of a digital game, Guitar Heroes, in a remote Aboriginal school. It was found that the digital media provided teachers with opportunities for new learning spaces and resulted in additional unintended learning outcomes.


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