3 July - 5 July 2012
Australian Council of TESOL Associations
Presenter: Maggie Garrard
Topic: Language of Belonging: Using Australian digital media to explore language, culture, stories and traditions
Venue: Cairns Convention Centre, Qld
Summary: Literacy is viewed as interdisciplinary and multimodal. So how do young people make and communicate meaning? This workshop presents classroom strategies for primary and lower secondary teachers to engage students about literate knowledges and skills that reflect contemporary youth culture and communication.
In particular this workshop will explore the Language of Belonging – Wadu Matyidi Educational Resource, which includes five comprehensive units of work; My Mob, My Country, My Story, My Heritage and My Project; to encourage students to explore the Adnyamathanha culture, stories and traditions, in order to develop their own portfolio and continue their own cultural understanding.
Participants will explore:
Language of Belonging has been developed using the 8 Ways Aboriginal Framework and are aligned to the Australian Curriculum areas of English, The Arts and Languages, with the Cross-curricula priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.