On Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 August 2014, ArtsEdge hosted a two-day professional learning event for teachers and artists exploring the Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priority area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
The aim of the event was to bring the education and arts sectors together to investigate and develop simple, practical ways teachers and teaching artists can use dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts to achieve meaningful educational outcomes.
During the workshops, attendees were able to:
The following chapters provide video highlights and information handed out during the two-day event. The event agenda can be downloaded here.
The workshop was also enriched by the experience and knowledge of Department of Education consultants for Aboriginal Education, Coleen Sherratt and Principal Consultant for the Arts, Lorraine Scorer.
The following is an edited excerpt of highlights from the introduction:
Note: The workshops were designed to engage attendees with the scope and sequence of the five art disciplines as defined by the Western Australian School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) and linked to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cross-curriculum priority as defined by the Australian Curriculum. SCSA has adapted the Australian Curriculum: The Arts for implementation in Western Australian schools in 2018.
The resources provided here are to be used as a guide only. Teachers and artists should further investigate material to inform the development of student activities and programs.