Significant numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students’ language and cultural backgrounds include English as a second language, which impacts on the success of their learning in classrooms.
This topic will involve the following:
- developing insights and understandings that the social and cultural contexts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners may be different to the social and cultural contexts of the teacher.
- exploring stereotypes and forms of discrimination that are based on erroneous beliefs and attitudes.
- addressing pedagogical processes and structures to expand your understanding of the learning needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
- ensuring parents and caregivers feel welcome in schools.