Teaching Primary History with Indigenous Perspectives

Key Information

Cost (GST free)
Early bird: $150
Standard: $175
Pre-service and casual teachers: $135
Thursday 16 June 2022
9am - 3pm

About the course

This professional development day for primary teachers explores practical ways to incorporate Indigenous perspectives in the classroom and provides participants with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and connection with the world’s oldest continuing living cultures.

Museum experts will demonstrate the value of oral histories and how these can be used to provide students with a more balanced and rich understanding of the history of Australia. Participants will gain firsthand experience examining historical perspectives from Aboriginal viewpoints and will undertake brainstorming sessions to enrich and adapt their existing History lessons in similar ways.

This course will be delivered by SLM Learning Team staff and Nicole Premier.

NESA Standard Descriptors:

This course will contribute 2 hours of NESA Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 3.4.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Curriculum links:

History K-10 syllabus

Historical concepts and skills:

  • Continuity and change
  • Significance
  • Perspectives and interpretations
  • Analysis and use of sources

Nicole Premier

I am a primary school teacher and have been teaching for over 20 years. I also lecture and tutor pre-service primary and secondary teachers in a variety of subjects, a few days a week at the University of Notre Dame Australia. I am a proud Kuku-Yalanji woman who has a deep passion to see improvement in Indigenous educational outcomes for our students in our schools. I would also like to see a deeper and more compassionate understanding about our true history in Australia. I believe this needs to start with educating our pre-service teachers on ways to authentically incorporate our true history and Indigenous perspectives into a range of curriculum areas. I have recently begun a research project to discover ways we can better prepare our pre-service teachers to do this. This interest of mine has now led me to have the exciting opportunity to work alongside the learning team here at Sydney Living Museums to help develop some professional learning on Indigenous perspectives for primary teachers.​

Meeting point

Museum of Sydney

Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000

Contact us

For more information about this event, contact the SLM Learning team: learningteam@slm.com.au