Imparting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in day-to-day teaching can help your students and young learners develop respect for diversity, build empathy and lay the foundations for reconciliation.
QUT is committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ success and empowerment and understands the special role that teachers have in fostering Indigenous students’ learning. That’s why we’ve developed free resources and professional development opportunities designed to help teachers and educators begin their journey to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander perspectives in their practice.
A free resource to help teachers understand the process of establishing, building and sustaining partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and communities.
Our land, our stories, our classrooms. Educator Alison Quin explains to Madonna King the small steps teachers can take, and the big impact this can have on enhancing students’ respect for First Nations cultures.
Dr Francis Bobongie-Harris explains how urban boarding schools can establish inclusive environments and support Indigenous students who move to regional areas to attend secondary school.
Online short course
In this 1.5 hour course you’ll develop an action plan to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into your early childhood service, classroom or school.
Gain the skills and knowledge to design best practice learning experiences that embed First Nations perspectives in curriculum and through pedagogy.
Strengthen and contextualise your knowledge and understanding of First Nations perspectives and how to respectfully bring these into education practice.
Single unit study
Study individual units in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education for personal or professional development. If you successfully complete a unit, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for a degree course in the future.