CHCEDS024 - Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education

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CHCEDS024 - Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support, contribute to and coordinate education opportunities for students, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

This unit applies to work undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

It addresses inclusion of community members in school activities, demonstration that everyone is valued in day-to-day interactions and support for students’ development of their self-concept.

The student contributes to a positive education environment

• Access and clarify organisation policies and legislation relating to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education with relevant personnel

• Build positive relationships that value diversity through all interactions with students

• Identify and consult with appropriate persons to obtain knowledge of local region and cultural identity

• Contribute to the planning and inclusion of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander contexts in education programs and the learning environment

The student support’s the community engagement

• Access community resources and personnel in a culturally appropriate way which shows respect for local culture and customs

• Invite community members to contribute personally and/or through provision of resources to education programs

• Negotiate with community members regarding approaches to provision of pastoral care initiatives ensuring the inclusion of appropriate personnel

The student support’s the cultural identity of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students

• Develop own skills and knowledge to enhance interactions with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students

• Support the management of information in a culturally appropriate manner, including identification of how and with whom information can be shared

• Provide opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to share local context and cultural knowledge

• Use cultural diversity to enhance education opportunities for all students

The student support's literacy and numeracy strategies

• Select and where necessary contextualise literacy and numeracy resources to create meaningful learning experiences in consultation with the teacher

• Support the management of literacy and numeracy program resources and personnel

• Select delivery and communication strategies in consultation with the teacher

• Obtain advice to identify barriers to learning and to develop strategies that match the students’ learning needs

The student contributed to a positive education environment, including:

• being assertive in influencing planning to include Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander perspectives

• acquiring knowledge of local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture

• developing own skills and knowledge regarding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture

The student is using a range of communication skills to effectively interact with and liaise between differing cultural contexts, including:

• inviting community members to contribute to education programs

• negotiating with community members regarding approaches to pastoral care initiatives

• accessing community resources and personnel

The student has supported literacy and numeracy strategies in consultation with the teacher, including:

• selecting and contextualising literacy and numeracy resources to create meaningful learning experiences

• selecting delivery and communication strategies

• identifying barriers to student learning and developing strategies to overcome these.


Knowledge Evidence:

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role.

These include knowledge of:

  • differences between cultural groups

  • requirements of anti-discrimination legislation

  • benefits of diversity to the school community

  • principles and practices of cultural awareness and cross-cultural communication

  • local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture

  • education policies and initiatives designed to support learning outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

  • information sources for local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

  • range of teaching and learning strategies.

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