ACSA Webinars
Indigenous Education

Melitta Hogarth, Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Indigenous education is everybody's business

Tuesday 14 June 2022 7-8pm AEST

Melitta Hogarth

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For more than 20 years, there has been effort made in primary and secondary classrooms and curriculum to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.  However, the uptake is sporadic as research literature indicates that teachers are afraid of making mistakes or being tokenistic in their approaches and for many, refrain from trying.  This presentation looks to set the mantra that Indigenous education is everybody's business.  It is evident in our professional standards and national curriculum and therefore, there is an urgency for change.  In this presentation, I present ways we are working to support classroom teachers, principals, schools and sectors to shift mindsets and advocate for the inclusion of Indigenous Knowledges by developing teacher-ready curriculum resources for schools with the aim to inspiring future generations to be curious about Indigenous culture, to embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the richness they contribute to Australia and our region. 

AITSL Standards Addressed:
1.4 Strategies for teaching 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
3.4 Select and use resources
4.1 Support student participation

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