- Why: Who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people? Why do we need to embed culture content into our classrooms? How does closing the Gap relate to my classroom?
- How: What does this look like? How to be culturally appropriate in your region. Addressing and understanding the barriers for the students, teacher, parent and management.
- Implementing strategies: What is a reliable and valid resource? Explore the cultural revivals sweeping the nation. Addressing outcomes
The session will encourage most educators to have a go at implementing Aboriginal perspectives.
Possum Skin Cloaks 12-2pm
This practical based course has been designed to provide an understanding of Possum Skin Cloaks, the purpose, process and techniques.
Educators participate in the making of a keep sake to take back to your service (arm band), and have the opportunity to work (sew, design and burn) on a larger scale project such as a baby blanket.
We explore how this content is appropriate in the context of the Australian Curriculum and demonstrate how these activities and knowledges can be connected into your day to day curriculum.
Aboriginal Dance 2-4pm
We explore how to create contemporary content appropriate for your location and demonstrate how these activities and knowledges can be connected into your day to day curriculum.
Educators have the opportunity to learn 3 Aboriginal dances and be involved in the creation of a contemporary dance.
Note: It is outlined that non- Aboriginal teachers should not teach Traditional practices.
Note: Your fee covers 3 sessions:
Friday 22nd 6:30pm-8:30 How to implement into stages1-3
Saturday 23rd 9:30am-11:30 How to implement into EYLF
Saturday 23rd 12pm-2 Possum Skin Cloak
Saturday 23rd 2pm-4 Aboriginal dance
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