Maria Bennet

Maria Bennet

Lecturer in Literacy and Inclusive Education at Charles Sturt University

Maria Bennet is a lecturer in Literacy and Inclusive Education in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) at Charles Sturt University. She has used this role to research pre-service teacher capacity to work with Aboriginal students, their families and their communities at both the local level and through ALTC (Australian Learning and Teaching Council), AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership) and OLT (Office for Learning and Teaching) projects.  Maria has piloted successful community literacy programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (K-Year 9) in the local community, schools and TAFE.

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Teacher resources: Building your cultural responsiveness
Teacher resources: Building your cultural responsiveness

The yourstoryourjourney website has been created to help teachers and school leaders form relationships and partnerships with communities and parents to achieve better educational outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.