Aboriginal Studies Assessment 1
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Students should complete the following task using an essay format.
Discuss how the following Aboriginal Education strategies are reflected in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and their importance to the Early Childhood sector
o Aboriginal Perspectives in the curriculum;
o Outcomes for Aboriginal children; and
o Creating a culturally safe learning environment.
This task reflects the following subject learning outcomes (LO) and modules
o LO – Be able to recognise the importance of community consultation and the participation of Indigenous Peoples in educational environments;
o LO – Be able to formulate culturally appropriate teaching strategies for Indigenous children;
o LO – Understand and develop aspects of a culturally safe education environment;
o Module 1 – Why Aboriginal Education; and
o Module 2 – Aboriginal Education and the Early Childhood Sector.
Teachers are faced with the ongoing task of gaining, demonstrating and critically reflecting upon knowledge and resources in order to achieve student outcomes. This task will allow the student to explore and articulate the relationships between learners, curriculum and policy.
The authenticity of this task will be evident in your future education settings by
o Articulating and visually representing EYLF in your practice;
o Identifying how your practice can incorporate Aboriginal Education;
o Developing communication strategies between families and communities about your education setting and practice; and
o Aligning the needs of the learner with EYLF outcomes and expectations.