The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) National curriculum and Western Australian curriculum provides schools, teachers, parents, and students a clear understanding of what students should learn in school.
FISH recognises the need for the ACARA’s Australian Curriculum and Western Australian curriculum to address two distinct needs:
- that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are able to see themselves, their identities and culture reflected in the curriculum of each key learning area, so they can fully engage in the curriculum and build their self-esteem;
- that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and perspectives curriculum is designed for all students to connect in reconciliation, respect and recognition of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.
One of the cross-curriculum priorities is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
FISH both create and sell numerous resources that can empower educators to promote reconciliation and to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and perspectives.
We assist our education partners with mapping resources to the curriculum.
Educators often ask, “How can we breakdown the complexities of the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous histories in Australia?”
At FISH we believe it is through storytelling that we are able to explore these issues in our nation in our search for practical solutions.
FISH Education and Creative Learning are available to work with school and have multiple activities for schools to choose from that best suit the current stage of their reconciliation journey and capabilities.
FISH offers multidimensional cultural journey training that allows participants to gain an insight, deeper understanding and an appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, the impact of policies, the diverse cultures, traditions, and holistic world views.
FISH Publishing is an extension of FISH’s work in the creative space, supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people create more books and resources.
The resources that FISH stock in our Social Enterprise Stores align closely with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Education Strategy for the selection of educational materials in the classroom, therefore educators can feel comfortable knowing these books and resources are to culturally appropriate.
If you would like to know more about FISH Educational Programs and how we can work with you please contact [email protected].
We would also encourage you read through AIATSIS Guide to evaluating and selecting education resources as this to will empower you to feel comfortable in your choices of education resources.
To support the role of Educators FISH offers a 10% Educators Discount.
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