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

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Heckenberg, Robyn. 2018. "Bunya pine, goanna and star clusters: using metaphor to frame Indigenous ways of doing." de Bruin, Leon R., Burnard, Pamela and Davis, Susan (ed.) Creativities in Arts education, research and practice: international perspectives for the future of learning and teaching. Leiden, Netherlands. Koninklijke Brill NV. pp. 67-83
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Bunya pine, goanna and star clusters: using metaphor to frame Indigenous ways of doing

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2422
Book TitleCreativities in Arts education, research and practice: international perspectives for the future of learning and teaching
Authors
AuthorHeckenberg, Robyn
Editorsde Bruin, Leon R., Burnard, Pamela and Davis, Susan
Volume15
Page Range67-83
SeriesCritical Issues in the Future of Learning and Teaching
Chapter Number5
Number of Pages17
Year2018
PublisherKoninklijke Brill NV
Place of PublicationLeiden, Netherlands
ISBN9789004369580
9789004369603
Web Address (URL)https://brill.com/abstract/book/edcoll/9789004369603/BP000013.xml
Abstract

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.

Keywordscreative education, creative arts research, Indigenous knowledge
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020450399. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges and management not elsewhere classified
450199. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history not elsewhere classified
360199. Art history, theory and criticism 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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