This course will build teachers’ cultural competencies and connections to Country. Teachers will examine the Aboriginal Education Policy, investigate opportunities to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in curriculum units as well giving consideration to individual learning programs for Indigenous students. Participating teachers will learn about local Aboriginal culture, history and social experience.
10hrs professional learning
*** Note that this course has been postponed for 2022 and will not run on the advertised dates of 25-26th of October. It has been replaced by our 1 day Aboriginal Cultural Awareness course
Standards 6.2.2, 6.3.2 and 7.2.2 for primary and high school
MyPL Code NRG03131
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By the end of the two day program teachers will improve their knowledge, understanding and skills regarding the Aboriginal Education Policy, cultural competencies and how to incorporate these into their teaching practice.
This workshop will include:
- Aboriginal Education and Training Policy, curriculum perspectives and LAC priority
- Developing a sense of place – Darug histories and culture
- Brewongle EECs leading cultural programs
- PLPs for Aboriginal Students
- Reconciliation Action Plans for Schools
"I gained deeper knowledge of the policy and how we can follow the policy requirements. I am confident in taking this information back to my school."
"This was valuable and informative. It really clarified the policies and how to work with them And integrate them into the teaching."
"Loved how accessible they are. An ongoing question I have and others is WHO do we contact for support and questions. Very comforting"
"Very interesting and informative. Continuing on my learning journey. You don't know what you don't know."
"The team from Brewongle shared meaningful and personal information. It was inspiring to listen to their yarns. I am left questioning practices and looking forward to changing programs and looking to get more community involvement like having people like Erin come in."
"Chris and Erin are such incredible sources of knowledge. Would listen again many more times - would love my whole school to access."
"Fantastic, great to have examples of hands on activities to use with students."