Out and About with Kulin Seasons
Out and About with Kulin seasons project was a collaborative pedagogical inquiry with preschool children, their families, teachers, local Aboriginal artists/educators, and researchers that took place over 2018-2019. The inquiry focussed on generating pedagogical intentions (Land et al, 2020) that foreground local seasonal shifts from a First Nations worldview, intentionally troubling the linear, inverted Northern Hemisphere understandings of Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. We walked together with Boonwurrung Country noticing the changes to plants, animals, waterways, and Sky Country. We came to understand this way of paying attention as ‘place-noticing’.