Guide to evaluating and selecting education resources
From the AIATSIS website:
In October 2022 AIATSIS published the Guide to evaluating and selecting education resources (the Guide). The Guide assists non-Indigenous educators, and others to critically self-reflect on history and the effects that this has on pedagogical practises today.
It allows teachers to ensure curriculum resources selected for teaching do not cause harm to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, but rather foster trust and build a sense of pride for all.
The Guide is underpinned by pivotal resources including:
- The Curriculum Corporation’s 1995 publication, A Resource Guide for Aboriginal Studies and Torres Strait Islander Studies;
- The Queensland Studies Authority’s 2007 document, Guidelines Indigenous Perspectives: Selecting and evaluating resources; and
- The AIATSIS Code of Ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research.
The Guide supports educators to make conscious and critical decisions when selecting curriculum resources, to ensure they reflect all children, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and cause no harm.
The Guide will also assist teachers to select appropriate resources for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, and languages respectfully and effectively.