Ngarrngga grew out of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curricula Project that was led by Professor Marcia Langton from 2017-2019. The Curricula Project identified that classroom teachers, no matter how passionate or well-intended in wanting to embed Indigenous knowledge into their teaching and learning, are hesitant. They are afraid of making mistakes, of appearing tokenistic or lacking the courage to ‘have a go’. There are many reasons for this but mainly because it was not until 2010, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures were made mandatory in our three-dimensional curriculum. In this session, we will introduce participants to Ngarrngga and the resources available for classroom teachers to access and support them in embedding Indigenous knowledge into their teaching and learning. We will share tips and advice on how the resources can be used in the classroom setting and our aspirations as the project rolls out. Participants will be encouraged to provide feedback and advice on the future work of Ngarrngga and how we can better support classroom teachers and educators.
Associate Provost, Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at The University of Melbourne
Kamilaroi woman and the Associate Dean (Indigenous) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.
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