What is the EATSIPS guide?

""The EATSIPS guide helps school communities to build long lasting, meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This improves learning outcomes for Indigenous students and provides all Australian students with an understanding of, and respect for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional and contemporary cultures.

Throughout this guide, it is a useful practice to keep in mind and to consider the following questions:

  • What is my role in embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives?
  • What role do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives play in the curriculum for all students?
  • How do I include the perspectives in my work?
  • How can embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives throughout the whole school environment promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student success?

Framework overview

The EATSIPS guide uses a framework that:

  • defines Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives
  • promotes an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standpoint that both challenges and supports existing structures
  • focuses professional reflection, planning and practices around four components:
    • professional and personal accountabilities
    • community engagement
    • organisational environment
    • curriculum and pedagogy
  • provides tools for schools to engage with their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community members in a meaningful way.
 

 Related information

 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
perspectives are written into the national curriculum to ensure that all young Australians have the opportunity to learn about, acknowledge and respect the history and culture of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ​
Last updated
28 August 2014