Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

5 June 2017

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Embedding Tasmanian Aboriginal history into learning

An important part of the Hodgman Government’s Reset the Relationship initiative is to include the history and culture of Tasmanian Aboriginals in the curriculum of all Government schools.

As part of this ongoing commitment, the Department of Education has developed a number of resources in collaboration with the Tasmanian Aboriginal people to ensure teachers can share this history confidently and effectively in the classroom.

A series of five classroom videos, providing professional learning for teachers, have been developed along with two videos supporting the implementation of the educational resource Gumnuts to Buttons.

Additional multimedia resources called Ochre and Stone Tools will be available in classrooms this year.

The resources feature Aboriginal people sharing their history and culture as well as provide support for teachers with lesson plans and links to the Australian Curriculum.

This Government is committed to Closing the Gap in education outcomes for Aboriginal students, and these resources will be a valuable addition to the classroom.

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