Registration Centre

Aboriginal Ecology – Ways of Knowing leading to Global Ecological Conversion and Cosmic Salvation

  • 13 Jun 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Warriparinga Drive, (off Sturt Road) BEDFORD PARK SA 5042


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Aboriginal Ecology – Ways of Knowing leading to Global Ecological Conversion and Cosmic Salvation



In Laudato Si', Pope Francis asks that we experience an ecological conversion, where we seek to live in harmony with nature rather than dominate it. This, he remarks, begins by changing our lifestyles so as to ensure that all benefit equally from the Earth's resources, including future generations. Pope Francis urges us to move forward in a bold cultural revolution, creating a new ecological culture, where alternative and distinctive ways of believing, thinking and being are adopted. Pope Francis invites us to draw from ecologically-orientated cultures. In this course we encounter how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being provide an incredible foundation and impetus for the courageous Cultural Revolution Pope Francis beckoned us to.

System Accredited Module


Living Kaurna Cultural Centre
Warriparinga Drive, (Off Sturt Road)

Time: 9.00 - 4.00



School leaders and teachers in Catholic Schools


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.



Standard 2: know the content and how to teach it
2.1 content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

Standard 6: engage in professional learning
6.2 engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.3 engage with colleagues and improve practice

Standard 7: engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and community
7.1 meet professional ethics and responsibilities
7.2 comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
7.4 engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

Registration : closes Wednesday, 6th June 2018

For further information regarding registration:

Susan Barker
Catholic Education Office
Ph  8301 6682

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