Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

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Championing cultural inclusion in schools
Championing cultural inclusion in schools

The Culturally Nourishing Schooling project aims to champion Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural inclusion and genuine long-term engagement in First Nations communities across New South Wales. In today’s article we speak to Julia Dimitriadis from Matraville Sports High School about how the program has helped her to feel more confident to incorporate Indigenous knowledges and cultures in her classroom.

The Research Files Episode 88: Attracting and retaining a diverse teacher workforce
The Research Files Episode 88: Attracting and retaining a diverse teacher workforce

In this episode of The Research Files, we speak with Suzanne Rice from the University of Melbourne about her new research paper which explores the current diversity of Australia’s teacher workforce, the positive impact a diverse teacher workforce can have on student outcomes, and practical strategies for school leaders on retaining a diverse staff.

Teacher Awards 2023: Leadership Award for Driving School Improvement
Teacher Awards 2023: Leadership Award for Driving School Improvement

In today’s article, we speak with the winner of the Teacher Awards’ Leadership Award for Driving School Improvement, Melissa Shepherd from Laura State School in far-north Queensland, about how she is committed to improving outcomes for all students.

Embedding First Nations perspectives in the curriculum
Embedding First Nations perspectives in the curriculum

Does your school have a Reconciliation Action Plan in place? Briar Road Public School has been recognised for their reconciliation initiatives and in this article, we speak to the principal and Aboriginal Culture and Curriculum teacher about how they have created a culture at their school where Aboriginal education is embedded in the curriculum.

School Improvement Episode 44: A children’s university – Partnering with universities to improve outcomes
School Improvement Episode 44: A children’s university – Partnering with universities to improve outcomes

In this episode, we’re taking you to Yipirinya School in Alice Springs. Year 3 and 4 students at the school were recently participants in a trial of Charles Darwin University’s Children’s University – a program which offers students the opportunity to undertake learning experiences by visiting local businesses and organisations.

Infographic: Basic skills and the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students
Infographic: Basic skills and the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students

In the National Assessment Program — Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests, the national minimum standard (NMS) is the ‘agreed minimum acceptable standard of knowledge and skills without which a student will have difficulty making sufficient progress at school’. This infographic looks at the performance of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in Year 9, over time.

School Improvement Episode 43: Award-winning Science teachers on increasing participation and 2-ways learning
School Improvement Episode 43: Award-winning Science teachers on increasing participation and 2-ways learning

The latest winners of the annual Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science teaching are George Pantazis from Marble Bar Primary School in Western Australia, and Veena Nair from Viewbank College in Victoria. They both join us in this episode to discuss the work they’ve been recognised for.

Science teachers named winners of Prime Minister’s prize
Science teachers named winners of Prime Minister’s prize

The 2022 winners of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching have just been announced. In this article, we share the contributions the primary and secondary school teachers are making to Science education.

From deficit to digital strength – Indigenous learning through gaming
From deficit to digital strength – Indigenous learning through gaming

The Deadly Gaming action research pilot project is investigating how the use of digital gaming might engage and motivate Indigenous learners in the primary school years. In this reader submission, project leader Dr Troy Meston shares details of the initiative and some of the early findings.

Misconceptions about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the school curriculum
Misconceptions about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the school curriculum

‘Understanding how students construct information from their prior knowledge … allows classroom educators to determine the extent and type of unlearning needed before introducing new, challenging and truthful information.’ Associate Lecturer Justine Grogan shares some of the findings of her research in Indigenous Education.