AECG - Connecting to Country
This program provides a much needed cultural conduit between the state’s teaching fraternity and local Aboriginal peoples and communities.
This course will count towards Teacher Identified Professional Development (PD) hours (known as Elective PD under NESA’s new Accreditation of PD Courses Policy).
PLEASE NOTE: This course can only be run by an AECG endorsed facilitator and is subject to copyright Connecting to Country is an Aboriginal community cultural awareness teaching program. This program provides a much needed cultural conduit between the state’s teaching fraternity and Aboriginal peoples and communities. Teachers are offered a unique opportunity to engage directly with Aboriginal Australians at the local community level. Over the course of three days, participating teachers will learn about local Aboriginal culture, history and social experience. By the end of the program it is anticipated that participating teachers will have significantly bettered the depth of their insight into the myriad of social, cultural, historic, economic and political issues that continue to affect and concern Aboriginal peoples and communities. Teachers will similarly attain a culturally informed awareness of the cultural geography of their local school precinct and more broadly their school’s region, and encounter firsthand the concept and meaning of country from an Aboriginal cultural standpoint. Participating in the Connecting to Country program will contribute 15 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing: 1.1.2,1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 2.1.2, 3.7.2, 7.3.2, and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.