The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) is a national, extra-curricular mentoring programme that is closing the educational gap for young Indigenous Australians. So what is AIME doing that is working so well? This article draws on a large-scale classroom ethnography to describe the pedagogies that facilitate the teacher-student relationships in this programme. We use Shawn Wilson's theorisation of Indigenous ways of knowing in order to 'unpack' how these approaches succeeded in creating the egalitarian and trust-filled relationships reportedly experienced in the AIME programme.
McMahon, S., Harwood, V., Bodkin-Andrews, G., O'Shea, S., McKnight, A., Chandler, P. & Priestly, A. (2017). Lessons from the AIME approach to the teaching relationship: valuing biepistemic practice. Pedagogy Culture and Society, 25 (1), 43-58.