Woollahra Public School Professional Development Day: "Learning from Country…In the City"

This session will show how a place-based approach can be used to introduce primary students to the fundamental skills of exploring history and geography, and simultaneously to incorporate skills of literacy, art, science, and mathematics. This holistic and experiential approach is developed from the Papunya Model of Education, an Indigenous curriculum to which the author was introduced at Papunya School (Northern Territory).  By the end of the day, each participant will have made her or his own ‘Circle Story’ — a form of story-telling that originated in Papunya School