There are immense similarities between Reggio Emilia learning strategies and Aboriginal cultural philosophy.
- The importance of more than one adult, such as parents and wider community, playing a part in the education of young children
- Education is a shared journey between teacher and student with both learning from each other
- Children are competent, powerful and strong
- Importance of building trust through high expectations and nurturing
- The use of stories to connect and make meaning, to share culture and tradition and to share and solve problems
- The idea of giving a provocation to children to spark and ignite excitement and the want and desire to learn more about certain topics
- The use of questioning and self reflection to inquire and help make meaning of the world
- The need for a multi-disciplinary approach where children can make sense of and see the connections between and within subject areas.
- The lack of the use of standard measure to check progress and the use of documentation, observation and discussion as assessment.
Marte Meo is a practical approach to supporting child development by reviewing ordinary interactions and challenging behaviours to develop skills and existing capacities. Marte Meo looks at ‘problem behaviours’ as an opportunity for development rather than a ‘problem’ to be fixed.
Cultural Teaching Resources: Preschool
- Culture: Excursion to local lands council
- Environment: Taking a walk outside
- Healing: Circle of feeling and healing with the Rainbow Serpent
Tracking the Milky Way wishes to acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities of Australia, and we respect and recognise that they still have a strong continuing connection to their culture, land, water and community.
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