Delegates will participate in a range of different sessions throughout the day beginning with an Acknowledgment of Country and an In-Conversation and Panel Q&A with leading Aboriginal artists and special guests.
The In-Conversation will focus on the development of Aboriginal Theatre and the nature of Aboriginal Theatre in society and in schools. This will be followed by practical sessions focused on:
• Exploring contemporary Aboriginal texts and how they can be taught in the classroom through ATYP’s CUSP by Mary-Anne Butler (Abbie-lee Lewis)
• Exploring how Aboriginal plays have developed from classic to contemporary plays with a focus on Whitefella Yella Tree which is being produced at Griffin Theatre Company in August (Dylan Van Den Berg)
This will be a phenomenal opportunity to build confidence, authenticity and respect in how to approach Aboriginal texts with students in the Drama classroom. There will be material provided including ideas on how to program and resource an Aboriginal Theatre Unit in Stage 5.
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Teacher nominated hours could work towards the following Teaching Standards:
1.4.2 Design and implement effective teaching strategies that are responsive to the local community and cultural setting, linguistic background and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
2.4.2 Provide opportunities for students to develop understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages.