Bunya pine, goanna and star clusters: using metaphor to frame Indigenous ways of doing

Heckenberg, Robyn (2018) Bunya pine, goanna and star clusters: using metaphor to frame Indigenous ways of doing. In: Creativities in Arts education, research and practice: international perspectives for the future of learning and teaching. Critical Issues in the Future of Learning and Teaching, 15. Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 67-83. ISBN 978-90-04-36958-0


This chapter discusses creative education and accompanying creative arts research through an interdisciplinary lens and an Indigenous standpoint. The discourse opens a dialogue of convergence and common understandings, which brings together Indigenous ways of being and seeing and commonalities in broader arts education and research. The dialogue uses the motif of the bunya pine to represent both sharing and resilience; the goanna as metaphor for connection to cultural values; and star clusters to represent metaphysical aspects of cultural knowledges. The chapter elaborates on how Indigenous ways of doing (ontologies) have much to contribute in ethical collaborations of creativity and innovation. Through this device of metaphor, the chapter is able to frame some significant values and strategies of performative interest for those working in creative learning and research contexts.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2019 04:23
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2019 03:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: creative education, creative arts research, Indigenous knowledge
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190199 Art Theory and Criticism not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36274

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