Both ways strong: using digital games to engage Aboriginal learners

Robyn Jorgensen, Thomas Lowrie

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)130-142
    Number of pages13
    JournalInternational Journal of Inclusive Education
    Volume17
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

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