Teaching with BlackWords: Best practice for teaching with Indigenous Stories

BlackWords is an amazing resource that showcases the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writers and Storytelling. We aim to provide resources and occasional events to highlight ways you can use BlackWords in teaching, research, and information sharing.

Have you ever felt ill-prepared to teach Indigenous authored texts and issues into your classroom? Would you like advice on how to sensitively use Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander stories and history in your teaching? Do you think your teaching could benefit from a deeper understanding of the concerns and issues that First Nations writers address in their work?

On 22 November 2017, come along and join these amazing writers, teachers, and thinkers to discuss best practice methods for bringing Indigenous stories into the classroom.

Convenved by BlackWords champion, Dr Anita Heiss, and AustLit Director, Kerry Kilner, this event will explore some important ideas around how to read and teach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authored texts in the classroom.

Cost: $50 no concession / $25 student/concession

Venue: Joyce Ackroyd Building, Building 37, The University of Queensland

Co-hosted by the School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland and Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology Sydney 


Kerry Kilner