In this course, the following motifs and their theological implications will be investigated:
An examination of 'Tribal' texts throughout the Bible - theological implications
Jesus of Nazareth - a tribal, cultural and totemic man - the relevance for 21st Century theology & Christianity
Issues of cultural safety and respect
The representation of God in Aboriginal cultures and spiritualities - Catholicism's response (past, present & future)
Cultural and spiritual custodianship - the path to culturally safe, respectful and responsive schooling environments
Ceremonial and liturgical ritual.
In the interests of advancing an inclusive and socially just educational foundation for a diverse Australian Catholic community, participants will be invited to consider what this means for them personally and for catholic schools.
Venue: Tauondi Aboriginal Community College - 1 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide - http://www.tauondi.sa.edu.au
Dr Roma Aloisi
Is a multi-cultural, multi-lingual and spiritual woman, first generation Australian of Calabrian heritage. Roma has enjoyed a multi-disciplinary educational career as: teacher and school based leader Currently Senior Education Advisor: ATSI Education & Senior Secondary Education, Roma’s diverse academic background spans interests across: education, theology and gender-race-ethnicities. Roma’s Doctoral thesis: Speaking the Unspeakable. Interrogating leadership: gender-race-ethnicity in Australian Catholic Education was nominated for two research awards. Roma also received a Transformational Leadership in Indigenous Education award from the University of Adelaide.
Jonathan Lindsay-Tjapaltjarri Hermawan
A multi-cultural and multi-lingual man whose cultural and spiritual home is Walungurru (Kintore) Community near the NT/WA border. He is a qualified teacher/educator and is currently the Central Australia Manager for Red Dust Role Models. Jonathan is an Indigenous Education Ambassador for the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, 2015 NT NAIDOC Award recipient and a prominent motivational speaker on the importance of schooling and learning for life. Since 2012 Jonathan’s commitment, support and contribution to the work of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Team has been considerable and extensive.
Intended for: APRIM/REC/Religious Leaders, Teachers of all Years and ATSI Ed Focus teachers
System Accredited Module: Yes
AITSL Australian Professional Standards:
Standard 1: Know students and how they learn (1.3 & 1.4)
Standard 2: Know the content and how to teach it (2.4)
Standard 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning ( 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 )
Standard 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments (4.1)
Standard 6: Engage in professional learning (6.2, 6.3, 6.4)
Standard 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/caregivers and the community (7.3 & 7.4)
Domains: Catholic Identity; Focused vision and goals; Strong leadership; High expectations of all; High quality teaching and learning; Strong home, school, community engagement
Registration enquiries: Roma Aloisi, phone 8301 6892