Know what you teach

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Know what you teach aims to provide teacher educators with ideas for content when teaching about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

While specific events and examples are used in Know what you teach, teacher educators are encouraged to work with their local communities to draw upon further examples and  model appropriate approaches to consultation, negotiation and the use of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples’ knowledge.

Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians [Focus Area 2.4]

Module 3 provides concepts, learning activities and assessment tasks to support the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Focus Area 2.4).

Explore the four Module 3 topics below through the Topic Overview or Get Started links.

Topic 1: Indigenous identities

Explore the concept of representation with reference to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identities.

Topic 2: Country and Place

Investigate past, present and future interpretations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous contact from a range of perspectives.

Topic 3: Significant events

Explore historical and contemporary events for Indigenous Australia, and acknowledge and celebrate significant cultural events in our classrooms.

Topic 4: Improving classroom practice

Connect with your local community to enrich your teaching and make learning more meaningful and relevant for your students.