Land learning and identity toward a deeper understanding of Indigenous learning on Country.

Monday, 14 April 2014
Alexandra Muir

As Indigenous land and sea ranger programs blossomed across Australia in recent years, it became obvious to both educators and rangers that links between ranger groups and schools might provide a new way to re-engage young people with education.  

The phrase ‘learning on country’ has recently emerged in the Northern Territory to describe a structured model that attempts to take students out of the classroom and onto ‘country’ and to involve rangers, teachers and community members in a new collaborative approach to teaching and learning.