Working with First Nations students and their families

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum

Including Indigenous people's perspectives is an important way of promoting inclusive practices but is also a requirement within the national curriculum. This course emphasises building authentic, visible, and celebrated community links within educational settings. Participants will explore strategies to honor and integrate Koorie culture into curriculum design, teaching practices, and classroom environments. By understanding the cultural backgrounds and perspectives of Koorie students, educators can create inclusive learning spaces that foster a sense of belonging and pride for all students. This session will gain practical insights into effective communication with Koorie communities, incorporating culturally relevant resources, and navigating sensitive topics with cultural sensitivity and respect. Additionally, this session will address the importance of ongoing professional development and self-reflection in promoting Koorie Cultural Inclusion. By the end of the session, participants will leave equipped with practical ideas to create meaningful connections, enhance cultural responsiveness, and cultivate educational experiences that enable students of all backgrounds to thrive.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.4.2 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners
  • 2.4.2 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Alinta Williams


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12/06/2024 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Online Meeting in Zoom
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