This unit is designed to educate, inform and up-skill educators as they begin to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into their practice.

It explores the broader ideas of what is meant by caring for Country and connection to Country. 

It then covers a range of frequently asked questions to help educators overcome some of the barriers to teaching these perspectives, and to help educators go about incorporating these perspectives in a respectful way, such as appropriate terms of reference.

 

Why do it?

Why is it important to embed an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective in your program?

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Important Tenets

It’s important to remember a few key tenets for approaching including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in your curriculum.

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Terms of Reference and Protocols

There are some general guidelines to inform your approach when putting together written documentation and speaking with colleagues.

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Know the country you’re on

Who are the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people in your local area, and how can you find out more?

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How to Give an Acknowledgement of Country

Connection to Country is complex and multi-layered for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Being inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages around your centre

Why is it important to embed an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective in your program?

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A beginner’s resource list

Recommendations on books, songs, art, videos, and other resources to further your learning and practice.

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