Teaching in partnership with the Yambirrpa schools

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education's partnership with the Yambirrpa schools (Yirrkala and Laynhapuy Homelands) provides the opportunity for pre-service teachers to complete their final practicum placement in North East Arnhem Land and Yuendumu.

Yirrkala School

Laynhapuy Homelands School

Community-led education

The Yambirrpa schools (Yirrkala and Laynhapuy Homelands) have been committed to developing learning alongside local Indigenous knowledge systems for decades. The Graduate School's participating pre-service teachers connect with and learn from Yolŋu educators, students and their wider communities, pushing the boundaries of what they have previously conceived education to be.

Secondary school children in classroom at Yirrkala School, Arnhem Land

Pursuit: Teaching and learning in the homelands

In the Indigenous Homelands of East Arnhem Land, pre-service teachers are learning the value of place and listening.

Article by Bernadette Murphy, University of Melbourne, Lombiŋa Munuŋgurr and Claire Rafferty

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