Dreaming the Wurundjeri Way – Local Aboriginal Cultures and Histories
Teacher professional development
In this unique professional development experience, Wurundjeri headman, Murrundindi, will guide you through a full-day program where you will learn about ceremony, dreaming stories, significant plants and animals, Kulin seasons, caring for country and how to create learning environments that celebrate and respect Aboriginal histories and cultures.
Experience hand-on activities you can take back to kinder or school: build a Bunjil nest, plant an indigenous garden, play marngrook, weave bracelets and make your own soap.
Explore the rich indigenous heritage of Coranderrk and Healesville Sanctuary and discuss the excursion options available. Have close up encounters with plants and animals and hear their dreaming stories and significance to the Wurundjeri people to enrich your understanding.
On the day you will:
- Participate in a traditional Welcome to Country ceremony and learn about cultural protocols with Wurundjeri headman Murrundindi
- Discover the Kulin seasons, bush tucker and medicine and living sustainably with the land
- Learn about significant Aboriginal symbols, emblems and events and ways to share and celebrate or commemorate these
- Experience close up encounters with plants and animals and learn about their dreaming stories and significance to the Wurundjeri people
- Participate in practical activities that can be integrated back at kinder or school such as building a Bunjil nest, planting an indigenous garden, playing marngrook, bracelet weaving and soap making
- Explore the rich indigenous heritage of Coranderrk and Healesville Sanctuary and the excursion options available
- Enjoy lemon myrtle tea and an indigenous-themed lunch.
This professional development supports the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and Victorian Curriculum F-4 Geography and History.
This conference is mapped to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following:
- Professional Knowledge
- Standard: 2 - Know the content and how to teach it
- Professional Practice
- Standard: 3 - Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
- Professional Engagement
- Standard: 6 - Engage in professional learning
- Standard: 7 - Engage professionally with colleagues, parents / carers and community
You will get a certificate for professional development hours.