don’t ask what the bird looks like is a gently funny, almost gothic tale about land, family and reconnection. Learn how this work was told and what methods were used to create strong storytelling methodologies. This workshop will explore First Nations Theatre and storytelling practices within a classroom context.
- 1x hardcopy publication of don’t ask what the bird look like
Unit 1: Share (First Nations Theatre)
Students explore the importance of drama as a means to tell stories and share understandings of the human experience in a range of cultures, including those of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Unit 2: Reflect (Australian Gothic)
Students explore the power of drama to reflect lived experience, with the purposes of informing and challenging audiences, understanding, and empathising with the truth of others’ experiences, and chronicling/documenting and celebrating what it is to be human.
KNOW STUDENTS AND HOW THEY LEARN
1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
Design and implement teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.
1.4 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Design and implement effective teaching strategies that are responsive to the local community and cultural setting, linguistic background and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
KNOW THE CONTENT AND HOW TO TEACH IT
2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
Provide opportunities for students to develop understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages.
PLAN FOR AND IMPLEMENT EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING
3.5 Use effective classroom communication
Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement.
ENGAGE IN PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.