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The Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts aims to publish articles which advance our knowledge and understanding of social contexts in Australia and internationally with an emphasis on the socio-cultural dimensions of learning in these different contexts and configurations. We strive towards the publication of high-quality articles through the engagement of expert referees in a double-blind peer review process.  


Issue 2, 2010: Teaching from Country

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Editorial: Michael Christie and Helen Verran

  • Teaching From Country, Learning From Country - Michael Christie with the assistance of Yiŋiya Guyula, Dhäŋgal Gurruwiwi, John Greatorex, Joanne Garŋgulkpuy, Kathy Guthadjaka
  • The Story Comes Along, And The Children Are Taught - Yiŋiya Guyula
  • Teaching Students To Know Themselves - Dhäŋgal Gurruwiwi
  • Teaching When Nothing Is Lying Around - Kathy Guthadjaka [talking with Michael Christie In Darwin, 25 October 2008]
  • The Yolŋu Child's Pathway - Joanne Garŋgulkpuy [Translated by Garŋgulkpuy and Michael Christie, 23 September 2010]
  • 2008 Garmak Gularriwuy - Timothy Buthimaŋ [talking to his daughter Garŋgulkpuy and his sister Lisa Walpulay, at the Dingu garden, Galiwin'ku, February 2008]
  • Bundurrpuy: What Does Bundurr Mean?  - Wapiriny Gurruwiwi
  • Intellectual Properties - Yiŋiya Guyula and Dhäŋgal Gurruwiwi, [interviewed by Trevor van Weeren with introduction by Michael Christie, October 2009]
  • Money Matters: Payment For The Participation Of Aboriginal Knowledge Authorities In Academic Teaching And Research Work - Michael Christie
  • The Task Of The Translator - Michael Christie
  • Teaching From Country Student Forum - Christian Clark
  • On Being A 'Language And Culture' Learner In A Yolŋu World - Helen Verran
  • 'Computational Thinking' And The Postcolonial In The Teaching From Country Programme - Paul Dourish
  • Teaching Environmental Scientists From Country: Integral Wisdom For A New Australia - Keith Douglass Warner
  • What Is An Innovation Learning Community?  - Margaret Ayre
  • Creating The Ngan'gi Seasons Calendar: Reflections On Engaging Indigenous Knowledge Authorities In Research - Emma L Woodward
  • All Knowledge Is Local - Geoffrey C. Bowker
  • When Shadows Become Complex: Weaving The Ŋanmarra - Susan Leigh Star

lcj-originalIssue 1, 2010 

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  • Managing Ontological Tensions In Learning To Be An Aboriginal Ranger - Inductions Into A Strategic Cross-Cultural Knowledge Community - Margaret Ayre & Helen Verran
  • Kapa Haka 'Voices': Exploring The Educational Benefits Of A Culturally Responsive Learning Environment In Four New Zealand Mainstream Secondary Schools - Paul Whitinui
  • Vocational Learning In The Frame Of A Developing Identity - John Guenther
  • The Impact Of Pedagogical Relationality On Student Self-Identity - Blaine E. Hatt & Lynn Julien-Schultz

Issue 2, December 2009
e-Portfolio EditionLCJ2009

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  • Curtin's Iportfolio: Facilitating Student Achievement Of Graduate Attributes Within And Beyond The Formal Curriculum - Beverley Oliver, Brian R. von Konsky, Sue Jones, Sonia Ferns and Beatrice Tucker
  • E-Portfolios - Managing Learner Information In The Vocational Education And Training Sector - Allison Miller
  • Building Communities Of Practice For E-Portfolio Implementation: An Initial Approach By Two Australian Institutions - Dr Margaret Faulkner and Dr Garry Allan
  • Transitioning From Print-Based To Digital Teaching Portfolio Assessment In A Foundations Of University Learning And Teaching Subject - Gail Wilson and Rozz Albon
  • Portfolios Have Long Been A Part Of Learning, Teaching And Professional Practice: Why Use E-Portfolios And What Do Web 2.0 Tools Have To Offer? - Hazel Owen
  • Empowering Disenfranchised Learner Identities Through Eportfolios - Ruth Wallace

lcj-originalIssue 1, December 2009
Special Edition: Indigenous Community Engagement Edition 

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Editorial: Matt Campbell & Michael Christie

  • Researching a University's Engagement with the Indigenous Communities it Serves - Matt Campbell & Michael Christie
  • Engaging with Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Charles Darwin University And The Yolŋu Of Northeast Arnhemland - Michael Christie
  • Learning Respect: A Case Study of Indigenous Community Engagement in VET at Wugularr - Stuart C Anderson
  • Research as Opportunities for Aboriginal Engagement: A Case Study of the Aboriginal Research Practitioners' Network - Sithole Bevlyne, Hunter –Xenie Hmalan & Dunnett Desleigh
  • Research, Collaboration and Community Development – Evolution of a Partnership - Julian Gorman & Stephen Garnett
  • Working from our Strengths: Indigenous Community Engagement through Enterprise Development and Training - Ruth Wallace, Mark Manado, Richard Agar & Cathy Curry

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lcj-2-june-2008-kritislcj-2-june-2008Number 2, June 2008
Special Co-Publication: Community Management of Biosecurity

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Special Co-Publication with Kritis: Journal of Interdisciplinary Development Studies, ISSN 0215-4765
English Language Edition

Editorial: Ruth Wallace
Foreword: Professor Dr Satryo Sumantri Brodjonegoro
Foreword: Professor John Lovett

  • Community Management of Biosecurity: Overview of some Indonesian Studies - Ian Falk, Kaler Surata, Wayan Mudita, Eka Martiningsih & Bronwyn Myers
  • Social Capital and Community Problem Solving: Combining Local and Scientific Knowledge to Fight Invasive Species - Cornelia Butler Flora
  • Role of Community in the Control Of Plant Pest and Diseases - Haryono Semangun
  • Traditional Aboriginal Knowledge Practices and North Australian Biosecurity - Michael Christie
  • Structure and Process in Facilitating Community Action in Bali - Sang Putu Kaler Surata
  • A Community Approach to Biosecurity in a Remote Australian Region - Paul Royce
  • The Role of Women in Community Management of Biosecurity - Eka Martiningsih
  • Community Processes in Development and Implementation of Practices for the Management of Plant Pests and Diseases: A Discussion Paper - Bronwyn Myers
  • Linking Biosecurity to Community Development in Indonesia - Petrarca Karetji
  • Considerations for the Plant Bio-Security Policy Interface: A Case Study of Indonesian Policy Authority & Community Exchange - Scott Nathan Knight
  • Identification of Social Capital for Understanding and Raising Plant Biosecurity Awareness, Knowledge, and Actions in one Village, Kupang District, East Nusa Tenggara Province - Wayan Mudita & Remi Natonis
  • National Policy on Biological Diversity (Biosecurity) - Kasumbogo Untung
  • Revitalizing Social Capital, Empowering Local Potentials: Reducing Poverty in Forest Area at Bali Province - Nyoman Utari Vipriyanti & Ernan Rustiadi
  • Centre for Social Partnerships in Lifelong Learning: Embedding Plant Biosecurity in Regional Communities through Enterprise Development and Training - Ruth Wallace
  • Social Capital as the Basis of Biosecurity Management Systems - Tonny D. Pariela

Number 1, March 2008

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Editorial: Ruth Wallace

  • Are We There Yet? Perspectives from Partners in a Community of Practice - Susan Catapano, Sarah Huismann & Kim Song
  • Building Family Literacy Skills Among Parents and Children in Developing Countries: An Impressionistic Account in Uganda - Elisam Magara
  • Cooperative Learning Strategies Pilot for Northern Territory Classrooms - Mia Christensen, Ruth Wallace & Allan Arnott
  • Empowering Teachers in School and University Partnerships - Philip M. Keys

November 2007 

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Editorial: Ruth Wallace

  • Essence of Learning: Social Capital in Workplace Learning Communities - Ian Falk
  • Fracturing the Skeleton of Principle: Australian Law, Aboriginal Law, and Digital Technology - Michael Christie
  • Characteristics of Communities of Practice: Would the Real Community of Practice Please Stand Up! - Ian Falk & John Guenther
  • Adding Some Glue to the Pot: Community Development, Education and the Development of Social Capital - Dave Beck
  • Policy Change in Teacher Professional Development Challenges the Teacher Learner Community as a Genuine Place for Teacher Learning - Robyn Hewitson

Number 3, November 2006

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Guest Editor: John Smyth

  • Introduction to Themed Issue New Pedagogies for School and Community 'Capacity Building' in Disadvantaged Schools and Communities - John Smyth
  • Schools and Communities Put at a Disadvantage: Relational Power, Resistance, Boundary Work and Capacity Building in Educational Identity Formation - John Smyth
  • Transcending Educational Inequalities Across Multiple Divides: Schools and Communities Building Equitable and Literate Futures - Lawrence Angus
  • Putting Teachers and Learning Communities into the Policy Equation Around Student Engagement and School Retention - Peter McInerney
  • A Critical Pedagogy of Vocational Education and Training in Schools and Communities Struggling with Shifts in the Global Economy - Barry Down
  • Critical Ethnography for School and Community Renewal Around Social Class Differences Affecting Learning - John Smyth

Number 2, December 2004

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Editorial overview: Professor Ian Falk 
Editor: Dr Neville Grady

  • Poverty Framework: From Income Poverty to Deprivation Towards a Credible - Peter Saunders
  • Taming the Social Capital Hydra? - Boyd H. Hunter
  • Social Capital in the Contexts of Yolngu Life - Michael Christie & John Greatorex

Number 1, February 2004

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Editorial Overview: Professor Ian Falk
Editor: Dr Neville Grady

  • Computer Databases and Aboriginal Knowledge - Michael Christie
  • Literacies of Engagement Between Cultures: The Local Literacy of the Workplace in a Remote Part of Australia - Peter Wignell
  • Oral Reading: Construction School Readers - Jennifer Rennie
  • Social Capital, Literacy Ecologies and Lifelong Learning: The Importance of  'Process' in Repositioning Literacy Debates - Ian Folk & Jo Balatti

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