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Teaching and Learning Samples

Murray Butcher teaching school staff and community members how to ask and answer the question ‘Where do you live/stay at?’ in Paakantyi. This video was taken at the Paakantyi-Barkandji Language Sharing Circle in Broken Hill, 16–18 November 2009.

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Murray discusses the importance of story, culture and country in language learning. This video was taken at the Paakantyi-Barkandji Language Sharing Circle in Broken Hill, 16–18 November 2009.

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Kayleen Kirwin and Robert Lindsay demonstrate the use of story as a backbone for the language program at Menindee Central School. This video was taken at the Paakantyi-Barkandji Language Sharing Circle in Broken Hill, 16–18 November 2009.

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Lorna Williams and Georgina Nelson (from the St’at’yem’c First Nation in British Columbia in Canada) explaining the three different kinds of stories in their language and the importance of those stories to the life and culture of their families and communities. This video was taken at the Paakantyi-Barkandji Language Sharing Circle in Broken Hill, 16–18 November 2009.

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A demonstration lesson in which Kayleen Kirwin and Robert Lindsay use students’ names and adapt them into the Paakantyi-Barkindji sound system, then teach students how to ask and answer the question, ‘What’s your name?’ This video was taken by staff of the NSW Department of Education and Training Centre for Learning Innovation during an adult class in Menindee in December 2009.

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