Aboriginal perspectives in early childhood education: But where do I begin?

Aboriginal perspectives in early childhood education: But where do I begin?


The commonly asked question ‘But where do I begin?’ is usually quickly followed by the concern ‘but I don’t want to get it wrong’. Sometimes you have to start somewhere and not fear getting it wrong. This fear can paralyse people from moving forward or at least trying something. Respect goes a long way, as does an attempt, which is authentic and challenges a tokenistic approach.


In this workshop Aunty Denise Proud and Anthony Semann will engage in respectful dialogue with learners to unpack some of the misconceptions that exist about integrating Aboriginal perspectives into the curriculum and explore what this might mean in a practical way with children.


This workshop is based on respect not judgement. We will learn together as we explore what we know, what we want to know and how we might come to know more. 


The outcomes of the day will include:

  • Understanding the importance of including Aboriginal perspectives into the program
  • Exploring practical ways of including Aboriginal perspectives in the program
  • Learning about the past, the present and the future
  • Exploring how to engage with local communities in respectful ways

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