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Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives in Early Childhood Curriculums - The Workshop

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The Koori Curriculum is excited to be returning to Docklands in Feb 2020 to deliver three of their most popular workshops. Director of the Koori Curriculum, Jessica Staines in an Early Childhood Teacher and Wiradjuri woman. Jessica has a unique skill set of matching culture with curriculum, pedagogy and practice and she has now supported thousands of educators around Australia that are embarking on their Reconciliation journey.  

There is a lot of conflicting advise within the early childhood profession surrounding what is respectful and authentic in relation to Aboriginal programs. Terms like stereotypical and tokenistic tend to haunt educators and often have debilitating effects paralysing them from doing anything at all in fear of offending someone. Jessica intends to rebut the myths whilst creating clarity for educators ensuring they feel equipped with an understanding of correct protocols and processes.  

The workshops being offered in Docklands and other locations aim to develop educators cultural confidence and not competence.  

The Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives in Early Childhood Curriculums workshop covers: 

  • The processes and multitude of way to create an Acknowledgement of Country 
  • Strategies and protocols for building relationships with Aboriginal communities 
  • Examples for including Aboriginal perspectives in multiple play spaces for birth-five year olds 
  • Case studies showcasing how to embed Aboriginal perspectives in children’s interests 

Aboriginal Art in Early Childhood Workshop includes: 

  • Practical hands on art making experiences  
  • Ways Privleging Art pedagogy in early childhood 
  • Yarning about traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art movements 
  • Case studies showing Aboriginal arts practice in early childhood 

Aboriginal Pedagogy Workshop includes: 

  • The sharing of Aboriginal pedagogies, worldviews, theories and philosophy 
  • Practical mapping activity of putting pedagogy into practice. 

embarking ok their Reconciliation journey.

There is a lot of conflicting advise within the early childhood profession surrounding what is respectful and authentic in relation to Aboriginal programs. Terms like stereotypical and tokenistic tend to haunt educators and often have debilitating effects paralysing them from doing anything at all in fear of offending someone. Jessica intends to rebut the myths whilst creating clarity for educators ensuring they feel equipped with an understanding of correct protocols and processes.

The workshops being offered in Docklands aim to develop educators cultural confidence and not competence.

The Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives in Early Childhood Curriculums workshop covers:

  • The processes and multitude of way to create an Acknowledgement of Country
  • Strategies and protocols for building relationships with Aboriginal communities
  • Examples for including Aboriginal perspectives in multiple play spaces for birth-five year olds
  • Case studies showcasing how to embed Aboriginal perspectives in children’s interests

Aboriginal Art in Early Childhood Workshop includes:

  • Practical hands on art making experiences
  • Ways Privleging Art pedagogy in early childhood
  • Yarning about traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art movements
  • Case studies showing Aboriginal arts practice in early childhood

Aboriginal Pedagogy Workshop includes:

  • The sharing of Aboriginal pedagogies, worldviews, theories and philosophy
  • Practical mapping activity of putting pedagogy into practice.

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