EDITION #10 – What am I learning & why is it important?
Published – 16th October 2019
Koorie cultural inclusion
How do you embed whole-school approaches for including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and perspectives at your school? One way is to start a conversation within your Professional Learning Community, your teaching team, with a learning specialist, or with other teachers. Consider questions such as:
- What is the Koorie perspective of history for the land where my school is situated?
- What is the Koorie name for this Country? What is the local Koorie language? Where, or to whom can I go, to find out?
- How many Koorie students attend my school? How are the parents/carers and families supported and empowered to participate in the school community?
- What Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural symbols are visible within my classroom, our school, or my community?
- In my learning area, are there meaningful examples of embedded Koorie perspectives within the teaching and learning programs?
Professional Practice Note 19: Koorie cultural inclusion provides guidance to support learning through inclusive practices that acknowledge, explore and celebrate the contributions and perspectives of Australian First Nations Peoples. It includes a case study and a number of resources and professional learning opportunities.