A new collection of early childhood workforce development resources is available at no cost from the teach-ec website. Topics include Wellness & Wellbeing, Rights of the Child, Mentoring, Indigenous Perspectives, and Student Support.
- “Kinship and Aboriginal Perspectives”, Auntie Pat and Michelle Doolan, a Wiradjuri elder exploring the fundamental concept of kinship
- “Indigenous Perspectives and Culturally Appropriate Games”, by Richard Powell, a Kamilaroi Wiradjuri man, presents a range games to strengthen Indigenous Identity
- “You’re in new country – advice for non-Indigenous mentors, trainers and teachers” and accompanying posters shares stories by Indigenous early childhood educators on their personal work and learning experiences, highlighting the ways non-Indigenous people have supported and enabled them to succeed, while reflecting on some of the equally important things that non-Indigenous people struggle with when they begin to work in remote communities. This resource is their answer to the key question – What is important for non – Indigenous people to learn to help them support your early childhood work and learning?
- New resources are being added to the teach-ec website regularly. Watch for interviews with Indigenous early childhood educators Robyn Ober, Mary Jimarin and Alison Wunungmurra from the Northern Territory, who share their views on appropriate ways to work with Indigenous people in training contexts.
The teach-ec website was developed as part of a larger Early Childhood Workforce Capacity Project through a partnership between Charles Sturt University, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Western Institutes of TAFE and Riverina Institutes of TAFE and funded by Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).