Making room for learning and assessing together in bilingual, bicultural teaching teams at a remote Warlpiri school in Central Australia
Emma Browne, Australian National University
Volume 12, Issue 2, 2023
Abstract: This report describes two assessment-related activities conducted in a remote bilingual school in Central Australia as part of a PhD research project in 2018-2019. The examples presented highlight the challenges of conducting assessment in the context of small-scale indigenous languages and the value of collaboration among bilingual, bicultural teaching teams in developing effective assessment strategies that value and harness students’ multilingual capabilities.
Key words: Warlpiri, Indigenous knowledge, bilingual education, language assessment, team teaching