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Aboriginal Education Services

Aboriginal Education Services (AES) supports Department of Education Learning Services, schools, colleges and child and family centres to develop practices and environments that improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal students and that address the Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and    [More +] 

 Aboriginal Education Services

 

 

Aboriginal Sharers of Knowledge (ASK) program 

    

          ASK Guidelines and Application form   

                 Aboriginal Cultural Educator Registration form         

        

         Co-ordinator: Todd Sculthorpe

         Phone: (03) 6165 5477

         Email: aboriginal.education@education.tas.gov.au

 
 
Aboriginal Educators in Schools
The Department employs Aboriginal Education Officers (AEOs), Aboriginal Early Years Education Workers (AEYEWs) and co-funds schools to employ Aboriginal Education Workers (AEWs).
AEOs, AEYEWs and AEWs play an important part in education for staff, students and the Aboriginal community. An understanding of local culture and strong community ties contribute to the improvement of educational outcomes for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. AEYEWs are based in Child and Family Centres (CFCs) and work closely with families of Aboriginal children from birth to five years of age to engage them in early years initiatives that enhance their children’s learning. AEOs and AEWs support teachers and Aboriginal students in the areas of academic achievement, participation, attendance, retention, transition points including pathways to post-school options and in contributing to a rich curriculum inclusive of Aboriginal content and perspectives across the curriculum.
 
 AEO handbook for schools
 
 
 
 
 
Aboriginal​ History and Culture Videos and Learning Tasks

     

Culturally Responsive Practice: Understanding Self, Understanding Other (Aboriginal Education Services)

Students explored multiple perspectives as they considered the consequences of building a bypass around Brighton. The route of the bypass crosses land and country that has significant Aboriginal value.
Students explored multiple perspectives as they considered the consequences of building a bypass around Brighton. The route of the bypass crosses land and country that has significant Aboriginal value.

Culturally Responsive Practice: Country and Community (Aboriginal Education Services) Culturally Responsive Practice: Country and Community (Aboriginal Education Services)

This video explores Tony’s story as he describes his connections to Aboriginal culture and community in Tasmania from his high school years to today as an Aboriginal Ranger. Tony’s story is a case study in the importance of connection to community and of the co-dependent relationship between the Aboriginal community and the land
This video explores Tony’s story as he describes his connections to Aboriginal culture and community in Tasmania from his high school years to today as an Aboriginal Ranger. Tony’s story is a case study in the importance of connection to community and of the co-dependent relationship between the Aboriginal community and the land.

Culturally Responsive Practice: Early Years Program​ (Aboriginal Education Services)

Culturally responsive education in the early years. In this video we can see that children and their families, especially Aboriginal children, thrive when they have opportunities
Culturally responsive education in the early years. In this video we can see that children and their families, especially Aboriginal children, thrive when they have opportunities.

Interviewing an Aboriginal community member.
This learning task is aimed at developing connection to place by first introducing students to places that inspire, and have significance for Aboriginal people.
 
Aboriginal Education Services –Funding for Schools
Aboriginal Education Services provides targetted funding support to Tasmanian Government schools to support initiatives that close the gap in educational outcomes for Aboriginal students and that address the cross curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.       [More +]                
 
 
TMAG Tours for Schools with an Aboriginal Learning Facilitator
AES and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) have collaborated to employ an Aboriginal Learning Facilitator (ALF) to encourage and facilitate more public schools to visit TMAG for guided tours and cultural education programs.
Teachers can book groups into:
1.    Introductory Tour of ningina tunapri
2.    Introductory Tour of Our land: Parrawa, Parrawa! Go away!
3.    Self-guided tours
4.    2016 Tasmanian Aboriginal Culture Education Program – waranta mulaka yula
                                                 We, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, hunt muttonbirds.     [More+]
  
 
Bush Kinder – Sustainability Learning Centre, Mount Nelson
Pre-school children can learn more about the bush in a culturally responsive way be learning alongside Aboriginal people.
Parents can bring their pre-school family and teachers can bring their kinder or Launching into Learning students to the weekly Bush Kinder sessions at Mount Nelson this year.
The Bush Kinder at the Sustainability Learning Centre is a joint venture between Aboriginal Education Services and the Sustainability Learning Centre.
The Department employs Aboriginal Education Officers (AEOs), Aboriginal Early Years Education Workers (AEYEWs) and co-funds schools to employ Aboriginal Education Workers (AEWs). AEOs, AEYEWs and AEWs play an important part in education for staff, students and the Aboriginal community. An understanding of local culture and strong community ties contribute to the improvement of educational outcomes for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. AEYEWs are based in Child and Family Centres (CFCs) and work closely with families of Aboriginal children from birth to five years of age to engage them in early years initiatives that enhance their children’s learning. AEOs and AEWs support teachers and Aboriginal students in the areas of academic achievement, participation, attendance, retention, transition points including pathways to post-school options and in contributing to a rich curriculum inclusive of Aboriginal content and perspectives across the curriculum.
 
See flyers below for more information.
 
 
 
 

Contacts
 
Aboriginal Education Library
 
Limited Library access during school holidays please phone ahead.
Phone: (03) 6165 5480 
 
See a 2 minute video of the library
Some of our DVDs are available on the Aboriginal Education Services YouTube Channel

 
 
Postal:
Aboriginal Education Services 
GPO Box 169
Hobart  Tas  7001
 
30 Raminea Road Lindisfarne 7015 (entrance via Brammall Street).
 
Phone: (03) 6165 5478
Fax:     (03) 6233 2466
 
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