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RAP Action Series Webinar 4: 'Cultural Responsiveness for Staff' and 'Staff Engagement with RAP'

About This Webinar

This live webinar is the fourth in a series designed to explore the 14 minimally required Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Actions for schools and early learning services. Focussed specifically on the ‘Cultural Responsiveness for Staff’ and ‘Staff Engagement with the RAP’ Actions, it will look at how to take action towards building your cultural responsiveness journey, and strategies for engaging staff with the RAP. It will introduce participants to ideas for meaningfully engaging staff in building the cultural responsiveness of your school or service, and in wider initiatives in your RAP journey. Participants will also hear from special guest Carly Jia, Senior Advisor - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education at the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

It is important to note that the previously used term of  ‘cultural competence’  is contentious. It is static and places emphasis on teaching about ‘culture’ rather than promoting a continuous learning, unlearning, and re-learning journey for educators that responds to the needs and experiences of students. Cultural responsiveness is the preferred term as it reflects that this is an ongoing self-reflective learning journey. 

You might like to engage with this list of suggested Pre-/Post- Readings:
*The State of Reconciliation in Australia summary report (2021)
*2020 Australian Reconciliation Barometer summary report https://www.reconciliation.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/australian_reconciliation_barometer_-2020_summary-report_web_spread.pdf
*Cultural Responsiveness for Staff Narragunnawali RAP Action
*Staff Engagement with RAP Narragunnawali RAP Action https://www.narragunnawali.org.au/rap/actions/24/staff-engagement-with-rap
*The Importance of Reconciliation in Education literature review (2019) https://csrm.cass.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/docs/2019/5/CSRM-WP-RECONCILIATION-1-2019.pdf
*AITSL Indigenous cultural competency in the Australian teaching workforce discussion paper

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter Reconciliation Australia
Reconciliation in Education
Webinar hosting presenter Carly Jia
Carly Jia is a Yidinji, Badulaig and Meriam woman from Far North Queensland and is the Senior Advisor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. Carly is currently leading a national project on developing a culturally competent teaching workforce working with the profession and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to provide the Australian teaching workforce with the necessary tools and resources to embed cultural competency to create encouraging and supportive learning environments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff and increase cultural safety in Australian schools.
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Narragunnawali webinar platform hosts RAP Action Series Webinar 4: 'Cultural Responsiveness for Staff' and 'Staff Engagement with RAP'
Narragunnawali supports all schools and early learning services to develop environments that foster a high level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
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