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First Nations histories and cultures in schools professional learning

Delivered via Zoom


First session is 3.30–5pm (1.5 hrs) and second session is 3.30–5.30pm (2 hrs). There is a 30-min at home activity, for a total four hours of training.

Mon 27 Mar and 3 Apr 2023
Wed 14 Jun and 21 Jun 2023



We can also accommodate staff groups from individual schools.

The National Museum of Australia provides professional development programs for new and established teachers. These hands-on sessions explore pedagogical approaches and practical techniques to engage students with historical content and develop their skills.

We also offer professional learning courses online. Our courses are ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) accredited.

Want to build confidence in teaching complex aspects of Australian history and integrating First Nations knowledges?

Attend our accredited professional development program to explore content of the Australian Curriculum and cross-curriculum priorities.

Accredited professional development

Learn new ways of teaching First Nations histories and cultures through interrogation and analysis of objects and digital primary sources.

Object handling and inquiry learning create entry points for students to explore the narratives of history, allowing them to engage with new concepts and multiple perspectives.

Examine First Nations ways of learning, doing and being as a foundation for culturally authentic approaches to pedagogy and programming.

Experiment with classroom techniques and strategies that broaden differentiation to empower students and deepen cultural connectivity and relevance.

Consider strategies which enable complex histories to be explored with cultural sensitivity and accuracy.

Completing Teaching Indigenous History and Culture contributes four hours of TQI and NESA professional learning.

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