Guiding questions for planning

When planning, consider the following:

  • What Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives are missing from our/my current work programs and units?
  • Where can the dominant paradigms be challenged and balanced within our programs and units?

Planning work units

  • What is the role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective within this unit?
  • What content with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge or perspectives will be learnt within this unit?
  • What procedural knowledge (process of how something is done within an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community e.g. protocols) will be learnt in this unit?
  • What Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources will I need to support this unit?
  • What outcomes do students need to display at the end of this unit? (KLA outcomes and Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander knowledge outcomes)
  • How will I assess attitudes and perceptions of students and students learning?

Planning and delivery

  • How will I teach content with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge or perspectives and procedural knowledge? What varied ways will I use to reinforce it?
  • How will the declarative and procedural knowledge be taught? What varied ways will I use to reinforce it?
  • What do I know about preferred learning styles of the students in my class?
  • How will students demonstrate their learning?
  • How will I ensure that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge learnt is refined and extended by students within the class?
  • How will students use the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge meaningfully in the classroom context, community and in the future?

Planning, delivery and evaluation

  • How will I document my pedagogical processes?
  • How will students document their processes and share success with the community?
  • How will I ensure that the unit was culturally appropriate and successful?
 

 Related information

 

All schools are required to develop and maintain up-to-date curriculum plans in consultation with the school community. This planning ensures that assessment, teaching and reporting match the intended curriculum. 

Considerations for planning include:

  • focusing on content and process
  • educating yourself—talk to a wide variety of peoples, read varied media and materials, watch videos on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture. Commit to one new resource a week and the task of new learning becomes manageable.
Last updated
10 September 2014