Cultural background

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Celebrating Indigenous cultures through STEM and virtual reality
Celebrating Indigenous cultures through STEM and virtual reality

At Tulliallan Primary School in Melbourne, teachers and students have been working with local Indigenous groups to create an immersive Acknowledgement of Country. STEM teacher Nick Pattison shares the story from different perspectives.

Teacher resources: NAIDOC Week 2020
Teacher resources: NAIDOC Week 2020

Always was, Always will be is the designated theme for NAIDOC Week 2020, which is being celebrated this week across the country. Here, we take you through some of the resources developed for classroom educators to assist with lesson planning.

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.

Teacher's bookshelf: Lesson steps – using Dragon Hoops in the classroom
Teacher's bookshelf: Lesson steps – using Dragon Hoops in the classroom

‘I can see using this book as a springboard to have further discussion with students about the ways that sports and other aspects of culture have brought people together over time.’ Assistant Professor of Reading Education Jason DeHart shares how teachers can use the graphic novel Dragon Hoops in their classroom.

Mathematics education in North East Arnhem Land
Mathematics education in North East Arnhem Land

In this article, Professor Chris Matthews from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) shares how mathematics is taught to students at Yirrkala School with a balance of western and Indigenous knowledge.

Indigenous perspectives in maths: Understanding Gurruṯu
Indigenous perspectives in maths: Understanding Gurruṯu

In his first Teacher article on mathematics from an Indigenous perspective, Professor Chris Matthews introduced the concept of two-ways learning. In this follow-up, he discusses Yolŋu mathematics and the interconnected relationships of Gurruṯu, and shares an activity for teachers and students to explore the connections and patterns in family trees.

Q&A: A school's commitment to reconciliation
Q&A: A school's commitment to reconciliation

Maclean High School has a strong commitment to reconciliation and a proud history of developing deep, ongoing relationships with local Elders and community members. This was recognised in late-2019 when they were named winners of the Narragunnawali Awards from Reconciliation Australia in the schools category.

Giving children the best start to school
Giving children the best start to school

Helping Indigenous children get the best start to their formal schooling by modelling the day-to-day running of an early primary classroom is one of the aims of the animated children’s series, Little J & Big Cuz, which is back for its second season.

Community partnerships: Supporting refugee students
Community partnerships: Supporting refugee students

A school in Australia’s Northern Territory has partnered with a local refugee centre to support young people from a refugee background transition to school and life in Australia. Here, we speak to St John’s Catholic College’s Principal Cameron Hughes about the partnership.

Indigenous perspectives in mathematics education
Indigenous perspectives in mathematics education

Professor Chris Matthews from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) explores the foundation of mathematics from an Indigenous perspective and discusses the concept of two-ways learning to achieve meaningful education outcomes for Indigenous students.