This course provides insight into Aboriginal culture that will assist with making meaningful connections with Aboriginal community and provide staff with the cultural awareness required to effectively engage and improve the learning outcomes for Aboriginal students within the local area.
This course is presented face-to-face over two consecutive days. Usual start/finish times are 9.00 am - 4.00 pm, but this is subject to change. The maximum number of attendees per session in this course is capped at 15. This keeps the atmosphere intimate and interactive, ensuring that all participants get the most out of the material offered by our passionate teaching staff.
Module 1: History
Explores important aspects and influences of history and Aboriginal culture in NSW which has shaped the way Aboriginal community exists today. On this journey through learning how to genuinely understand and acknowledge history on a local level, a foundation for a meaningful connection can be made with students and the wider local community. Through learning what it is to acknowledge history, we will explore protocols in delivering Aboriginal education and who can assist you in your local area to ensure the curriculum being delivered will have the least chance of creating cultural conflict in the local community.
Module 2: Community
The afternoon session will focus on foundational aspects of building and maintaining relationships with Aboriginal community that are genuine and meaningful from the start. This session will also create a setting for staff to engage in conversation and activities which will equip staff in building rapport and engage students more fully within the classroom.
Module 3: Engaging Community
During this session, we will dive deeper into connecting to community to equip staff with the tools to build and maintain a reciprocating relationship for longevity with Aboriginal students and the wider community. This gives a holistic overview of how this connection to community will assist staff and students in delivering and learning outcomes.
Module 4: Connection to Local Community
The afternoon will focus on how the school and staff can maintain a consistent relationship with community, involve community in delivering curriculum and see a positive culture change within the school environment. By practicing these foundational elements, a holistic culture change is achievable in school function and the perception of the education system in the wider Aboriginal community can be developed.
Please note, this form should not be submitted until you have approval from your school to attend the course
Completing this course will contribute 12 hours of NESA registered Professional Development addressing 1.4.2, 2.4.2, 6.3.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Full course fees are $500