This keynote address, Professor Rigney discusses the importance of heritage of Aboriginal people, and that the teaching of this heritage is essential. He talks about how reconciliation is only possible through early education. He also discusses the importance of the role of Early Childhood educators. This is a very uplifting and engaging presentation.
At the completion of the course, you will have an understanding of the Reggio Emilia education principles including:
- The context of Aboriginal Education in Australia and immediate needs of Aboriginal learners.
- The principle of cultural responsive pedagogies
- What the Australian curriculum response to Aboriginal learner needs to be – focusing on whether “Aboriginal world views” and the national curriculum can be reconciled.