Engaging with Indigenous Culture in your Classroom

Friday 19 May 2017, 9am – 3.30pm

We are excited to announce that Gary Foley – iconic Australian Aboriginal Gumbainggir activist, academic, writer and actor - will be joining us as a guest speaker for this day.

Get ready to celebrate Reconciliation Week with some practical learning activities for engaging with Indigenous culture in the classroom.

Teachers will visit the Heide scarred tree, Yingabeal, and learn about the areas’ local cultural sites using an education resource created by Heide and the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria. Examining concepts such as preserving Indigenous artefacts and cultural practices, way-finding, significant beliefs and land management, the resource covers all concepts included in the Levels 7 and 8 Victorian Curriculum Aboriginal and Torres Strait and Islander peoples and cultures and can also be used for teaching Intercultural capability across other year levels.

The day will also include a focus on deep listening and art making with Yamatji artist Robyne Latham.

Cost $190 Education Member/HTAV Member $150

Includes museum admission, workshop materials, lunch & refreshments from Café Heide.

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