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Title: A realisation of Ganma
Contributor(s): Thraves, Genevieve  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2021
Open Access: Yes
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The Ganma metaphor underscores Yolŋu approaches to education and learning that incorporate both Western and Aboriginal epistemologies. Ganma is the point where saltwater (non-Aboriginal knowledge) and fresh water (Yolŋu knowledge) meet to form a lagoon (Marika, 2000). The different bodies of water churn beneath the foam-striped surface, and this "great sharing" supports a "rich habitat of its own" (Bat & Guenther, 2013, p. 128), thus revealing the benefits of the collaborative approach to knowledge generation. This metaphor, shown in Figure 1, can be used as a foundation for negotiating culturally contested knowledge areas, and was the basis for a research project conducted in a Northern Territory Boarding School in 2019.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Linking Research to the Practice of Education, 5(1), p. 2-3
Publisher: University of New England, School of Education
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 2207-5151
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390407 Inclusive education
390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
450213 Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, histories, culture, country, perspectives and ethics in education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160201 Equity and access to education
160302 Pedagogy
210404 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages: N230 YOLNGU MATHA
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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