Supporting Reconciliation Professional Learning Bundle

This bundle includes resources and online modules to build knowledge, practices, and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and perspectives.

Program details

  • Priority area: Access and inclusion
  • Primary audience: Educators
  • Delivery mode: Resources (books, kits, manuals), online
  • Strength of evidence: Level 6 – Supported by expert opinion
  • AEDC sub-domains: Not applicable
  • Item cost: Low (<$200 per person/item)

Program description

This bundle is a collection of materials including online learning modules and ECA publications to support educators to build knowledge and contemporary practices around reconciliation. It includes:

  • Reconciliation in Action Part 1 (online earning module)
  • Reconciliation in Action Part 2 (online earning module)
  • A Guide to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures: The Important First Step to Reconciliation (hardcopy)
  • Dreaming Stories: A Springboard for Learning (hardcopy, DVD)
  • Joint Position Paper: Working Together to Ensure Equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in the Early Years (PDF, free download).

After completing this professional learning bundle, educators will have explored a range of topics including:

  • what ‘reconciliation’ means, and how personal knowledge and beliefs can affect reconciliation in a service
  • how early childhood services can engage with reconciliation and embed these principles in everyday practices and experiences
  • the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and educators’ roles in teaching and learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture
  • how to bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives to what educators do with children, including relationships and opportunities.

Detailed cost

Full bundle (discounted package): $111.51 (including GST).

Individual items:

  • Reconciliation in Action Part 1: $45 (including GST)
  • Reconciliation in Action Part 2: $45 (including GST)
  • A Guide to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures: The Important First Step to Reconciliation: $16.95 + Postage
  • Dreaming Stories: A Springboard for Learning: $16.95 + Postage
  • Joint Position Paper: Working Together to Ensure Equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in the Early Years: Free.

Plus postage costs (on additional individual hard copy publications).

Implementation considerations

  • Target population: educators.
  • Program/practice descriptions and details: the professional learning bundle is a blended, flexible, self-assessed program that can be used by individuals or teams. It integrates online learning and professional reading, 2 research-based approaches for engagement in sustained learning. Fact sheets with tips and ideas on implementation are available. There are also opportunities for educators to take their learning further with additional reading and resources suggestions.
  • Program adaptability: provider is experienced in delivering professional earning to rural and remote services. All content undergoes independent quality assurance reviews before being made available.
  • Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill in determining the cost of accessing this resource.
  • Training requirements: suitable for early childhood educators at all stages of their career. There are no minimum numbers and the package can be scaled to suit all service types and sizes.
  • Supervision/coaching: services receive a ‘how-to’ guide as well as phone and email support to set up and make the most of the learning management system and the online learning.
  • Implementation model: the bundle can be used flexibly, by individuals or teams. Publications can be shared with families and across educator teams; webcasts can be viewed in groups or as a whole team; and online learning modules can be utilised by individual educators and reflected upon with the whole team. Services can access the online learning for 12 months, as well as the provider’s learning management system, to track professional learning and download or print completion certificates.
  • Tools and systems: a PC or tablet with reliable internet access is needed.
  • Australian experience: the provider is regarded as the peak early childhood advocacy organisation in Australia, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field. Its quality assurance protocol includes monitoring content for relevance to the Australian early childhood community.
  • Current best implementation knowledge: the bundle is designed to be used flexibly. Services are in control of their learning and implement change according to their needs.

VEYLDF alignment

  • Item uses these practice principles: Partnerships with families.
  • Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Not applicable.