6 informative sessions guided by Aboriginal thought leaders in education
Early Years Learning Framework
Our yarning circle will begin by connecting with one another and learning about each others journeys so far. We will be exploring place based pedagogies and discussing programming and planning tools that educators can use to foreground their curriculum in culture.
In this session we will be joined by Belinda Huntriss who will lead a discussion regarding culturally safe practices. Educators will be guided to critically reflect on their curriculum, policies, practices and procedures to determine what they do well and where there are opportunities for improvement.
Educators will be invited to explore Reconciliation in the Education. Jessica will highlight several mandatory actions that are part of Narragunnawalis Reconciliation Action Plan and provide insight and ideas on what works, what doesnt and how educators can delve deeper and move from "safe to brave".
Yarning Circle participants will be joined by guest speaker Michelle King who will lead a discussion about the Early Years Learning Framework and My Time Our Place Principle "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives".
Educators will be joined by guest speaker Aunty Nerida Blair who will lead a discussion about Aboriginal pedagogy.
In our final Yarning Circle educators will be encouraged to reflect on our collective learning experience and develop a plan for what will come next.
About Our Yarning Circles
Koori Curriculum Yarning Circles are a space for like minded educators to connect and continue to build the cultural
confidence and capacity.
Our Yarning Circles take place virtually once per month from March - August.
Educators will be joined by Director of the Koori Curriculum Jessica Staines and guest speakers who will
provoke pedagogical discussions and respectful debates.
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