Topic review 0 Countering racism To construct an inclusive curriculum teachers are asked to commit to education as a process of critical transformation of individuals, schools and society. To achieve this, this topic invited an exploration of our own understandings of social justice, racism, privilege and power. Reflecting on our own ideologies can be challenging, however such an open inquiry is good preparation for a values-driven practice required to implement anti-racism pedagogies in schools. Questions for review: Can educators be agents of change without committing to education as a process of critical transformation of individuals, schools and society? Were you challenged by the notions of social justice, racism, privilege and power presented? Reflect on why/why not. What challenges and opportunities do you see in implementing anti-racism pedagogies in schools? Choose one Focus Area of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers where you could apply the knowledge and skills you have gained from Topic 3, such as: Focus Area 2.4: Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians Demonstrate broad knowledge of, understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages. Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate teachers) Congratulations! You have now completed all topics in Module 1. Proceed to Module 2 » Know your studentsKnow your students (Module 2) examines aspects of Australia's shared history and the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, communities and perspectives, and the role schooling plays in improving educational outcomes for Indigenous students. Read More Post navigation Countering racism Suggest improvements or alternative resources Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.