Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Sharing our Indigenous nation

About this Illustration of Practice

Here a graduate teacher aims to use a variety of digital tools and resources to engage students and enrich their experience in attempting to answer the question ‘Who are Indigenous Australians?’ The teacher explores how a range of digital tools and resources can be used to collaboratively build students’ knowledge of Indigenous cultures and histories in Australia and internationally. 

Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.6
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Career stage
Implement teaching strategies for using ICT to expand curriculum learning opportunities for students.
Other descriptors
Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.4
Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
Career stage
Demonstrate broad knowledge of, understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages.
  1. In what ways does the use of ICT provide new knowledge-building opportunities for students?
  2. In what ways have you been able to utilise ICT to maximise learning opportunities for students?
Taroona High School
Year level
Year 7
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In Standard 3 in the Society and History curriculum, students can ‘investigate key developments in the history of Tasmania and Australia including the history of indigenous Australians, European and non-European exploration and British colonisation’. This learning sequence aimed to support this curriculum by incorporating an investigative and reflective approach to unpacking Indigenous culture of both past and present.
Content provider
Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE)

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