Humanization in decolonizing educational research: a tree of life metaphor

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Baynes, Renee. 2015. "Humanization in decolonizing educational research: a tree of life metaphor." Peters, Michael A. and Besley, Tina (ed.) Paulo Freire: the global legacy. New York. Peter Lang Publishing. pp. 103-114
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Humanization in decolonizing educational research: a tree of life metaphor

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2934
Book TitlePaulo Freire: the global legacy
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AuthorBaynes, Renee
EditorsPeters, Michael A. and Besley, Tina
Volume500
Page Range103-114
SeriesCounterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education
Chapter Number6
Number of Pages12
Year2015
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN9781433125317
9781453914083
ISSN1058-1634
Web Address (URL)http://www.peterlang.com/download/datasheet/82406/datasheet_312532.pdf
Abstract

The Tree of Life is an ancient motif that appears in many cultures and religions. The Tree is symbolic of the interconnected nature of our world(s) and is often used as a reminder of the sacredness of life and its connection to the Earth. This chapter uses the metaphor of the Tree of Life to explore the methodology of Participatory Action Research in a decolonizing educational project. A group of science teachers explored the possibilities of the mandated inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures in the new national Australian Curriculum. The chapter connects Freirean ideas of conscientizção and humanization through the processes explored by the teachers and the educational outcomes sought. The importance of nourishment, protection and interconnectedness related to the Tree of Life is explored in this context.

KeywordsParticipatory Action Research, decolonizing educational research, conscientizção, Paulo Freire, humanisation, Indigenous methodologies
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390401. Comparative and cross-cultural education
399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsCollege for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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