Presented by Dr Brian Martin, Dr Glenn Auld, Julie Dyer (Deakin University), John Stone, Clyde Juriansz (Department of Education and Training)
The Leading Indigenous Cultural Inclusion module was developed by Deakin University for the Department of Education and the Bastow Institute. The tender was developed as a response to the DET policy shift from Wannik to the Koorie Education Strategy. Participants included leading teachers, principals and regional consultants. The five-day program included a two day residential program, one day follow up, school visits and a final day at Melbourne Museum. This workshop will highlight the challenges and successes of working across inter-agency and intra-agency co-operation and how these were resolved. The workshop includes: the successes and challenges faced by participants as they implemented their reconciliation action plan and their reflections on learning from the Leading Indigenous Cultural Inclusion module.
Prof Brian Martin is of Muruwari, Bundjalung and Kamilaroi ancestry. In his previous capacity as managing director of Brian Martin Consultancy, he has designed numerous Aboriginal cultural awareness and competency programs for various organisations. The expertise that Brian brings to the team is his cultural expertise and knowledge of Aboriginal history, society, communities and Knowledge Systems.
Dr Glenn Auld has been teaching and researching with Indigenous Australians for over 25 years. Glenn’s research was recognised as the inaugural winner of the Betty Watts Award for research in Indigenous Education from the Australian Association of Researchers in Education. Throughout this time he developed partnership strategies between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians that support their participation in local, state, national and global arenas.
Dr Julie Dyer MEd Julie has had extensive experience in developing professional learning programs for teachers and mentors; developing whole school change initiatives, knowledge of supporting pre-service teachers undertaking their professional experience in Aboriginal communities and embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into curriculum. Her research is located in experiential learning for teachers in locations such as the remote communities in the Northern Territory, Asia literacy and the internationalisation agenda for the University.
Clyde Juriansz has over 30 years of experience as a science/EAL teacher in Victorian government schools and in policy and program roles with the Department of Education and Training (DET). He has extensive experience in the development of state-wide curriculum and assessment frameworks, curriculum resources and professional learning. Since 2008, Clyde has worked in a range of policy, program and curriculum development roles with DET. He currently works as Senior Project Office in the Koorie Unit, DET.
John Stone was Principal at Princes Hill Secondary College for nine years prior to joining the DET as Director of Cohort Strategy Branch. The Branch has responsibility for developing policy and strategy to close the gap in Koorie learning and development outcomes. The Branch also has responsibility for data collection and analysis to inform progress with initiatives. John has been in this position for sixteen months.