21 July 2021
Cath Jeffery explains why all schools should offer Aboriginal Studies.
Start a conversation and be informed about what the subject actually is. I think one of the biggest myths is that it’s only for Indigenous students… If you have students going into health, education or law then definitely Aboriginal studies is part of the mandatory subjects they will have to do…
When you move into the HSC course you really get a grounding into the relations in contemporary society….
In relation to community, you don’t have to have those links before you start… it builds relationships that are authentic and embeds your local Aboriginal community into four years of the curriculum.
There are lots of opportunities for cross-curricular benefits so that students who are studying their HSC have that increased depth across subjects…
It’s important to create a classroom space where all questions are welcome.