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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Conference Teacher and Student EngagementMelbourne August 31st 2011


National aboriginal and torres strait islander conference melbourne august 31 st 2011

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Conference Melbourne August 31st 2011

Teacher and Student Engagement

Listening to the Voices

Brian Giles-Browne


Acknowledgement of country
Acknowledgement of Country

We Acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We Acknowledge that this land is, was and always will be traditional Aboriginal land.


Keynote outline
Keynote Outline

  • Dare to Lead – What do we do ?

  • What is “Engagement” ?

  • What does research tell us ?

  • What are the elements of “Engagement”

  • Student voices


Lets engage
Lets Engage

  • Paper, Rock, Scissors

  • What’s your story?(Name, Birthplace, Workplace, Heritage, Why are you here?)


Learning

Outcomes

Improved

School Leadership

Leadership for

Positive

Classroom

Relationships

Through

Appropriate

Curriculum

Through

Quality

Planning

Leadership

Relationships

Leadership for

Cultural

Intelligence

Leadership of

A

Strong

Profession

Identity

Family

Community

Trust

Time

Through

Health and

Well Being

Through

Planned

Transitions

Leadership for

Community

Partnership


Quick quiz
Quick Quiz

  • What do Hilary Swank, Sidney Portier and Richard Dreyfus have in Common ?

  • What was the name of the movies ?

  • What was the common theme?


Engagement so what is it
“ENGAGEMENT” So what is it ?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1wWCR7Z1VA&feature=related

  • In your table groups come up with a definition that you are all happy with. What does “Engagement” mean to you ?


Pisa oecd engagement definition
PISA (OECD) Engagement Definition

  • The term student engagement is used to refer to students attitudes towards themselves, their schooling and their participation in school activities.

  • Knowing who you are; the level of strength of attachment to, or belonging in, the school environment and the level of participation in varied aspects of school life.

  • What does “good” engagement look like, feel like and sound like ?


What does research tell us about engagement
What does research tell us about Engagement ?

  • PISA, OECD Report 2003

  • Finn and Voelkl 1993

  • Skinner and Belmont 1993

  • Maiers 2002

  • Mulford

  • Purdie, Milgate and Bell 2011

  • What Works 2010

  • MindMatters / Community Matters


What does research tell us about “engagement” ?

Student

Relationships

Expectations

ENGAGEMENT

Teacher


Belonging

Accepted, Valued, Motivated, Enthusiastic, Optimistic, Respected, Curious, Interested, Challenged, Identify with the school

Being

Identity, Emotional strength and well being, Values , Resilience , Confidence, Sense of place and purpose.

Participating

Attendance, Friendship Group, Social Success, Sporting Involvement, Recreational Involvement, Learning Involvement, Relevance, Purpose, Punctuality, Meeting deadlines.

Student

Expectations

Relationships

ENGAGEMENT

Teacher


Being
Being

  • What is happening in your school to understand, recognise and acknowledge the many contexts that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students bring to the school ?


Belonging
Belonging

  • What does your school do to understand, enrich, nurture and enhance the feeling of “Belonging” for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students ?


Participation
Participation

  • What does your school do to enhance the participation level of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across all activities and environments?


Belonging

Accepted, Valued, Motivated, Enthusiastic, Optimistic, Respected, Curious, Interested, Valued, Challenged, Identify with the school

Being

Identity, Emotionally strong, Values , Resilience , Confidence, Sense of place and purpose.

Participating

Attendance, Friendship Group, Social Success, Sporting Success, Recreational Success, Learning Success, Relevance, Purpose, Punctuality, Meeting deadlines.

Student

Expectations

Relationships

ENGAGEMENT

Teacher

Personal

Respectful, trustworthy, fun, fair, personable, consistent, predictable, caring

Professional

Knowledge, Culturally Intelligent, Learning is relevant, Explicit, Learning is valuable and significant


Teacher personal traits
Teacher Personal Traits

  • What are the personal qualities of a good teacher for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students ?


Teacher professional traits
Teacher Professional Traits

  • What are the professional traits a teacher needs to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students ?


Other Contributing Factors

Cultural Affirmation

Health and Wellbeing

Student

Expectations

Community Support

Relationships

Family Support

ENGAGEMENT

Teacher

Individualised Learning

Appropriate Curriculum

Cultural Support/ Education Staff


Contributing factors
Contributing factors

  • What cultural affirmation do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students receive in your school ?

  • How does family support assist the engagement of students in your school ?

  • What does Appropriate Curriculum mean in your school context ?

  • What role do Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander support staff play in the engagement of students in your school ?


Contributing factors1
Contributing Factors

  • What Health and Wellbeing approaches are used in your school to support the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students ?

  • What impact does Community Support have in your school ?

  • Has your school managed the Individualisation of learning plans and strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students ?


Student voices
Student Voices

  • Dare to Lead has conducted over 425 Collegial School Snapshots across the country, during that time we have spoken to nearly 3000 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. Yr 3 to Yr 12.

  • What have they told us about “Engagement”, Belonging, Participating, Schools, Teachers, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Support Staff, Curriculum,


Student quotes
“Student Quotes”

  • Our school has made sure that Aboriginal kids are allowed to feel strong in themselves and their culture. I am allowed to be proud of who I am.

  • Good teachers know who we are, where we are from and what we are good at. They teach us in a fun way, they let us know the rules and they respect the way I want to learn.

  • I couldn’t do this (achieve at school) without my community supporting me.


Conference challenge
Conference Challenge

  • In each workshop you attend :

  • Listen/Discuss/Clarify the “Being” domain

  • Listen/Discuss/Clarify for the “Belonging” domain

  • Listen/Discuss/Clarify for the “Participating” domain

  • And finally…………….

  • Listen to the “Voices” of our students.


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