Illustrations of Practice

AITSL has a range of illustrations of Practice to help you with advice and support in teaching about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, languages and cultures.

Building a culturally responsive Australian teaching workforce

AITSL worked collaboratively and consulted with the profession, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education experts, students, families, and communities to develop a professional learning toolkit. The toolkit provides resources to support the intercultural development of teachers to enhance their culturally responsive teaching practice.  

To begin your professional learning, you might like to access the intercultural development self-reflection tool as a starting point, then explore the intercultural development continuum and intercultural development capability framework for more information.


Intercultural development self-reflection tool

Use this tool to reflect on your self-awareness of worldviews, assumptions, attitudes, beliefs, and biases in relation to personal identity and culture.

Intercultural development continuum

The continuum provides a shared language and understanding of intercultural development while reflecting the non-linear process of building cultural responsiveness.

Intercultural development capability framework

Learn more about your current stage of intercultural development and find recommended actions to support your ongoing learning, so that you can improve your teaching practice.

Finding and recommendations

This report calls for institutional action at the school, system, sector and national level, supporting teachers to enhance and enrich their practice and to maximise student outcomes by developing their intercultural responsiveness.

Teacher Standards

Meeting Focus Areas 1.4 and 2.4 of the Teacher Standards

These unit outlines were developed with a dual purpose; to support new and existing teachers in meeting Focus Areas 1.4 and 2.4 of the Teacher Standards and for use by providers of initial teacher education.

Research and reports

AITSL has a range of papers and reports to gain evidence-based insights, including the recent spotlight: The impact of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators.