Learning on country: A game-based approach towards preserving an Australian aboriginal language

Cat Kutay, Deborah Szapiro, Jaime Garcia, William Raffe

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    Abstract

    Nginya naaa-da banga-mari dalang wingaru-dane. Ngyina diya-ma murri dalan-wa dalang-ra1. This paper presents the design of a prototype 360 degree, interactive, Indigenous language learning game to support the reclamation of Indigenous languages through immersion in community oral traditions expressed through visual and audio effects and the choreography of the characters within the game. The project is underpinned by a foundational acknowledgement that Aboriginal culture is held within the country specific to the language and embodied in that country's landscape. Learning within the game is based around themes of country, weather, local environment and kinship. Animation and design principles were applied from an embodied communication perspective to increase engagement and to reinforce language learning principles, with Indigenous animation and design students bringing an Indigenous perspective to the gestural and design content of the game.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICCE 2020 - 28th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
    EditorsHyo-Jeong So, Ma. Mercedes Rodrigo, Jon Mason, Antonija Mitrovic, Daniel Bodemer, Weichao Chen, Zhi-Hong Chen, Brendan Flanagan, Marc Jansen, Roger Nkambou, Longkai Wu
    PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
    Pages540-545
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9789869721455
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2020
    Event28th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2020 - Virtual, Online
    Duration: 23 Nov 202027 Nov 2020

    Publication series

    NameICCE 2020 - 28th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
    Volume1

    Conference

    Conference28th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2020
    CityVirtual, Online
    Period23/11/2027/11/20

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