What is my culture + Gowrie’s journey in incorporating Aboriginal perspectives in to the program
What is my culture?
What is a culturally competent educator?
An educator who understands their own culture and helps children become strong and confident learners with a sense of their cultural context in the world.
In this session you will discover and reflect on your own culture and what it means to be a culturally competent educator working with children and families in your community. You will also explore Australia’s cultural context and identity and how this influences our role.
Gowrie’s journey in incorporating Aboriginal perspectives in to the program
Gowrie SA is on Kaurna land, and educators have worked within the framework of a Reconciliation Action plan over many years. Come and learn about how educators embed Kaurna words and songs in their daily work with children.
Hear about how Gowrie SA respectfully weaves Aboriginal perspectives into curriculum and consider the application for your site in developing respectful approaches.
Links to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
1.4 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Design and implement effective teaching strategies that are responsive to the local community and cultural setting, linguistic background and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
Provide opportunities for students to develop understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages.