Funds of knowledge of sorting and patterning : networks of exchange in a Torres Strait Island community

Ewing, Bronwyn F. (2012) Funds of knowledge of sorting and patterning : networks of exchange in a Torres Strait Island community. Australian Journal for Indigenous Education, 41(2), pp. 131-138.

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to describe a project with one Torres Strait Islander Community. It provides some insights into parents’ funds of knowledge that are mathematical in nature, such as sorting shells and giving fish. The idea of funds of knowledge is based the premise that people are competent and have knowledge that has been historically and culturally accumulated into a body of knowledge and skills essential for their functioning and well-being. This knowledge is then practised throughout their lives and passed onto the next generation of children. Through using a community research approach, funds of knowledge that can be used to validate the community’s identities as knowledgeable people, can be used as foundations for future learnings for teachers, parents and children in the early years of school. They can be the bridge that joins a community’s funds of knowledge with schools validating that knowledge.

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ID Code: 56657
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Torres Strait Islander Parents, funds of knowledge, sorting, patterning, mathematics education
DOI: 10.1017/jie.2012.20
ISSN: 1326-0111
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Bronwyn Ewing
Deposited On: 25 Jan 2013 00:41
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2013 14:11

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