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Embedding Cultural Perspectives

The Practicalities

We have 13 unique sessions custom designed to support you with practical ways to embed Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Perspectives within your Kindy programs and delivery. We are regularly adding new topics to this suite of practical sessions. Topics can include:

  • Baskets of Culture
  • Visiting the Islands
  • Meaningful Acknowledgements
  • Principles a closer look
  • Flags of Harmony
  • Culture through Music
  • Connecting Baby
  • Mother Earth Gifts
  • Weaving Cultural Stories
  • Structures and Shelters
  • Cultural Motifs
  • Make and Leave
  • When words inspire

Yes, our team will travel to you! 

Jackie, Cecelia and Ranu are located in Weipa, Cairns and Sunshine Coast.  We are very happy to travel and deliver packages to your service no matter where you are located. 

Travel costs will be included in your invoice and will be at the current market rates which will include: Petrol, Airfares, Accommodation, Hire Car, Travel incidentals (including parking/tolls/fuel costs/Cab fares/additional luggage), Travel Allowance

Costs will vary depending on where your service is located, the time the visit is required and current market rates for travel components. In some cases, services may like to link up with other services within their community to share these costs.  Please contact us for further information.

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The Practicalities: Recorded Sessions

The Practicalities includes 12 unique sessions custom designed to support you to practically, authentically and meaningfully embed Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse perspectives within your ECEC, OSHC and School Environments.

BASKETS OF CULTURE

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As early childhood educators we are blessed with the privilege of being among the first to introduce children to the beautiful diverse world we all live in.  What a wonderful, exciting opportunity for us!  With this in mind it is imperative that we carefully consider not just the program and activities we are planning for children but also their environment and the objects or cultural artefacts around them.  This session explores the use of baskets as a beautiful tool to open up children's experiences of our diverse world 

This session includes:

Informing your practice - Baskets of Culture handout

Informing your Practice Reflection Pages

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VISITING THE ISLANDS

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This session will share with you information about the beautiful Torres Strait Islands. The Torres Strait Islander people live and breath culture. It is our language, it is our food, it is our way of knowledge and doing. Join us as we spend time in the Islands

This session includes:

Informing your practice - Visiting the Islands handout

Informing your practice - Coconut handout

Informing your Practice Reflection Pages

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MEANINGFUL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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An Acknowledgement of Country is a symbolic demonstration that allows us to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia's first Nations People and the original custodians of the lands that we work, play and learn on.  When the true history of Australia is explore & understood, incorporating an Acknowledgement to Country into your practices becomes real and meaningful.  Join us in this session as we explore ways to keep our Acknowledgements alive and meaningful 

This session includes:

Informing your practice - Meaningful Acknowledgements handout

Informing your Practice Reflection Pages

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 FLAGS OF HARMONY

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An Acknowledgement of Country is a symbolic demonstration that allows us to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia's first Nations People and the original custodians of the lands that we work, play and learn on.  When the true history of Australia is explore & understood, incorporating an Acknowledgement to Country into your practices becomes real and meaningful.  Join us in this session as we explore ways to keep our Acknowledgements alive and meaningful 

This session includes:

Informing your practice - Meaningful Acknowledgements handout

Informing your Practice Reflection Pages

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CULTURE THROUGH MUSIC

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For many cultures music is a powerful force that brings us closer together and helps us to create and build communities.  For young children it can be a rich and joyful experience. Music is a beautiful tool that can be used to experience and learn about other cultures and create community through the shared experience of listening to, making music and moving together.  It matters not that the music may be from a different culture to ours and that we don’t understand the words. In this session we spend time explore how music can bring harmony between cultures.

This session includes:

Informing your practice - Culture through Music handout

Informing your Practice Reflection Pages

Making Kulap Shakers Activity Sheet

Making Warup/Kundu Activity Sheet

Making Clapping Sticks Activity Sheet

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CONNECTING BABY

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As we understand more about brain development we are finally getting the science to support what we as Early Childhood Educators have always known.  That is, that the first five years of a child's life are fundamentally important. These early years are the foundation that shapes children's future health, happiness, growth, development and learning achievements at school, in the family, their community, and in life in general. These years are also crucial in the development of our babies and children’s cultural identity, this begins pre-birth.  In this session we will spend time exploring ways to connect babies to culture & Country through the exploration of their senses.

This session includes:

Informing your practice - Connecting Baby handout

Informing your Practice Reflection Pages

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Mother Earth Gifts

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have been connecting to Mother Earth and her Gifts for thousands of years. From the youngest of ages they are taught about the importance of this deep connection and custodianship.  Children learn how to care for Country, they learn about the importance of taking only what is needed, leaving some for those that are to follow and learn about respectful ways of interacting with Mother Earth.  How can we teach our Future Old People to interact with Mother Earth and her Gifts respectfully? What experiences and conversations do you have? How do you role model custodianship of Mother Earth to the young people you work with? Come and explore these questions and others with us.

This session includes:

Informing your practice - Mother Earth Gifts handout

Informing your Practice Reflection Pages

 

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Weaving Cultural Stories

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Everyone has a story and these stories serve many purposes. Through the hearing and telling of stories, the storyteller has the power to change narratives and the opportunity to create meaningful deep connections with the listener and the community in which they live. Storytelling is the oldest form of education and a key method for passing on knowledge to the youngest people. These stories have helped our oldest people to preserve memories, to help us make sense of their world and their stories have connected us with our past, present and have guided us into the future. Our Oldest People have taught us how to stay safe within our communities as we listened to the rules and obligations being passed onto us through their stories. These stories tell us about our ancestors, what they were like, who and what they loved. The stories told us about many characters and they fill us with a sense of belonging to the spaces and places that the stories came from. Join our session as we explore how we can weave cultural stories with the future old people that we work with today. 

This session includes:

Informing your practice - Weaving Cultural Stories handout

Informing your Practice Reflection Pages

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STRUCTURES & SHELTERS

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There are many benefits to providing children with opportunities to construct structures and shelters.  It creates an opportunity to develop creative thinking, maths and science skills, self-esteem, motor skills, problem-solving skills, and to practice cooperation skills. It is also a wonderful tool for introducing children to other ways of knowing and being, sharing images of structures and shelters from around the world with children and creating opportunities to have conversations about similarities, differences and, most importantly, culture.

This session includes:

Informing your practice - Structures and Shelters handout

Informing your Practice Reflection Pages

 

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CULTURAL MOTIFS

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Cultural Motifs and Symbols can be powerful tools for conversations, connection and creating a sense of belonging and welcome to many diverse groups of people. However, if used inappropriately or without permission, they can also have the opposite effect. The important thing for us as Educators is to learn about them, have conversations, to research and ask questions about culturally significant motifs or symbols and their use in our programs. 

This session includes:

Informing your practice - Cultural Motifs handout

Informing your Practice Reflection Pages

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MAKE & LEAVE

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Time spent in Mother Earth’s Environments provides both Our Future Old People and educators with opportunities to discover and explore her gifts. Many hours can be spent with children gathering and collecting Mother Earth’s gifts that she shares with us.

How do you teach children to respect and care for Mother Earth?

Do you encourage children to leave rocks, plants and other natural materials as they were found and to be careful about what they take and use?

What do you make and leave behind for those that come behind us?

This session includes:

Informing your practice - Meaningful Acknowledgements handout

Informing your Practice Reflection Pages

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