How Gold Coast and Logan schools can promote and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures was the focus of a seminar held by the Tertiary Education Industry Advisory Group at the Gold Coast campus recently.
Dr Sue Whatman from the School of Education and Professional Studies said the event helped connect Gold Coast and Logan teachers with local Indigenous Education reference groups and Elders to assist with building and developing relationships.
“They shared good practices around developing relationships and developing curriculum from those relationships,” she said.
They also connected teachers with local area resources in the form of library collections, Indigenous museum information, and other teachers already further along in this process.
“We hope teachers left the seminar feeling inspired and confident to tackle the embedding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and knowledges in their curricula and teaching practices,’’ Dr Whatman said.
“By connecting Gold Coast and Logan teachers with a wealth of knowledge in their local area and being encouraged by those community members to take this on, we will see more teachers meeting their professional obligations around embedding Indigenous cultures.”