Presented by Glenn Shea
Creator, The Storyteller and retired frontline Koori Youth Justice Worker
How do we “walk together to make a difference”?
The Storyteller, a cultural educational resource, was designed to provide a unique learning experience which immerses participates in a stimulating and challenging learning activity which can be used in classroom settings for the development of cultural awareness and for recreational purposes. The Storyteller is a board game which was developed to provide knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal people, society and culture utilizing a generic and non-political framework. It is grounded in developing an awareness of traditional Aboriginal culture and modern Aboriginal themes within a contemporary setting.
This workshop will provide:
- the rationale and purpose of the game
- an overview of the process undertaken to consult with community (ies) to ensure accuracy/appropriateness
- learning principles underpinning the game
- and if time permits time to play the game
Glenn Shea is a retired frontline Koori Youth Justice worker who specifically worked with Aboriginal adolescent young people who came into contact with the criminal justice system, who weren’t engaged in education, training and employment and who had many issues impacting upon their lives.
Glenn invented The Storyteller cultural educational resource and has delivered to over eighty different agencies within education, health and justice, he has won tenders with the State Government of Victoria, Department of Health, Southern Metropolitan Region and delivered to Alfred Health, Sandringham, Caulfield Hospitals and Monash Medical Centre also the Magistrates Court of Victoria, Law Institute of Victoria, City of Greater Geelong, City of Port Phillip, Frankston City Council, and the Centre for Strategic Education with his Indigenous cultural awareness training program.
Glenn is also a teacher at Victoria University working with the VUIT, in Community Services, Youth Work and AOD, he is delivering Certificate III in Community Service Work for Indigenous students and as well as delivering a cluster of three units, Communication, cultural diversity and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s to non-Indigenous students through the cultural educational resource, The Storyteller.