Professional Learning and Research
This section highlights new learning and research in the wider fields of Aboriginal Studies and Aboriginal Education. The Professional Learning focus of the ASA will continue to be our annual ASA Conference held at the end of each year.
Professional Learning for Teachers
ASA Teacher Professional Learning Opportunities ***UPDATE 3rd May
Applying Learning from Country to Curriculum- ENCORE SESSION NOW AVAILABLE
Friday 9th November 2018 | Sydney Harbour and Redfern Community Centre
HARBOUR CRUISE, Circular Quay: 9:30am – 11:30am
TRAVEL AND LUNCH, Train – Circular Quay to Redfern, Redfern Community Centre: 11:45pm – 12:45pm
CURRICULUM WORKSHOP, Redfern Community Centre: 12:45pm – 3:00pm
This unique TPL experience provides teachers with the opportunity to ‘Learn from Country’ with local
Aboriginal experts on Sydney Harbour, and apply this to the curriculum with experienced Aboriginal Studies
teachers & lecturers at the historically significant precinct – the Block. These new knowledges, understandings
and skills will be workshopped with reference to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cross-curriculum
priority and the NSW syllabuses. Participants will need to bring a teaching program, unit of work or assessment
task to get the most out of this experience.
Leadership in Aboriginal Education 2018 - The Epping Club – Friday 21 September 2018
In partnership with the University of Sydney, the ASA presents
‘Leadership in Aboriginal Education’ for experienced teachers and
executive preparing for higher levels of accreditation and promotion.
Master of Education – Leadership in Aboriginal Education- New Course in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at USyd REGISTER NOW
Developed in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ communities, the Master of Education (Leadership in Aboriginal Education) is the only degree of its kind in Australia. Designed for teachers with a lifelong commitment to social justice, equity, and culturally responsive approaches to curriculum, pedagogy, leadership and research, this blended online and face-to-face degree will prepare Aboriginal and nonAboriginal teachers for leadership roles in schools and education systems.
Further research can be found by visiting the ACER – Australian Council for Educational Research: Indigenous Education site.
The links below point to relevant contemporary research and learning and is updated periodically.
2012 Burgess&Cavanagh Connecting to Country – Review (for interim reports see Archives- Past Articles)