National Quality Standard
|QA1||Educational program and practice|
|QA6||Collaborative partnerships with families and communities|
|QA7||Governance and Leadership|
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
|2||Know the content and how to teach it|
Tracey SimpsonTracey Simpson is an early childhood and community consultant with more than 30 years' experience. Tracey is particularly recognised for her commitment to early childhood education and community development in regional and remote Australia.
This module provides an overview of Australia’s Indigenous history and contemporary society. It also explains how personal knowledge and beliefs impact on your experience of Reconciliation. Your knowledge and beliefs form the foundation for building Reconciliation in your service. The module features interviews with Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators and experts, and practical information and strategies.
In part 1 of the course, you will:
- discover what Reconciliation means
- explore how your knowledge and beliefs affect Reconciliation in your service
- discover the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- examine how everyone’s culture matters in early childhood education and care services
- learn where to find further information and support.
This module supports educators to learn and teach about Indigenous culture and reconciliation with children. Reconciliation through early childhood education and care can be extremely powerful, as it promises to change the futures of all children in Australia. The module features interviews with Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators and experts, and practical information and strategies.
In part 2 of the course, you will:
- deepen your understanding about role as an educator in teaching and learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture
- discover how early childhood services can engage with Reconciliation in everyday practices and experiences
- explore how to bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives to what you do with children.
Duration: 3 hours