Know Your Country

Join Bron, Dr Scott Winch and Aunty Phyllis Marsh as they discuss how you can create student connections to people, culture and country in your classroom.

In This Webinar

Our panel will be discussing Know Your Country, an advocacy group that is calling for Education Ministers to commit funding for all primary schools to employ First Nations Cultural Educators. Our panel will also chat about the wonderful benefits for Aussie kids of having a cultural educator in their primary school.

Join them as they discuss teachers’ biggest obstacles when embedding First Nations perspectives in their teaching, and how these can be overcome.

In 45 mins, this conversation will include:

  • 🚧 Tips for overcoming obstacles when embedding First Nations perspectives.
  • 🏫 The importance of having a First Nations Cultural Educator in every primary school.
  • 💡 What is the role of a First Nations Cultural Educator?
  • ✍️ How First Nations Cultural Educators support teachers to deliver education on First Nations peoples, histories and perspectives.
  • 🗣 How you can support Know Your Country in securing funding to have cultural educators in every Australian school.

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About Know Your Country

Know Your Country is an open-source, coalition advocacy campaign for all Australian children and their teachers. They're calling on all parliament to fund local, First Nations Cultural Educators in every Primary School so they can make ground on implementing the cross-curriculum priority and achieve reconciliation.

At Teach Starter, we are proud to be an official ally of this campaign. We are encouraging all teachers across Australia to sign the petition in support of First Nations Educators in every Primary School classroom.

Sign the Petition

Meet Our Guest Speakers

Aunty Phyllis Marsh

Aunty Phyllis Marsh

A MaMu woman from the Mundubarra people of the Innisfail region, Phyllis grew up in her mother’s country where she had the opportunity to learn stories about a way of life that continues today. Having built a career in the corporate world, Phyllis made a career change when she accepted the role of Learning Innovator at West Moreton Anglican College, a Prep to Year 12 school located at Karrabin on Yugara Country.

Dr Scott Winch

Dr Scott Winch

Dr Scott Winch is Wiradjuri man and the First Nations Senior Policy Advisor for World Vision Australia. His work primarily focuses on First Nations child rights including education and justice. Scott has over 20 years’ experience in Aboriginal affairs from local community development and advocacy to international research and projects in urban, regional and remote settings.

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