2 Questions – Assessment 6 1. Part A: These videos are made by Noongar aboriginal people from Western Australia. Research another aboriginal community in Australia and write and complete the table below:
3 1. Part B: Complete the same table above for the local aboriginal community in your area.
4 2. What events have occurred in the past that have contributed to aboriginal people being disadvantaged?3. Identify and explain three issues depicted in the film.4. What strategies are being used to help address these issues?5. You are asked to give three recommendations to a politician who asks you “what can schools or government do to improve the education of aboriginal people?”
5 6. Peter is of aboriginal descent and spends lots of time with his family “out bush.” He is trying to complete year 12 and is nearly finished (he only has three months left). You have been working with Peter for about two years and know him very well. What advice do you give to Peter and his family in order to negotiate a successful outcome?7. One way the school in the video encourages attendance is to have activities that are hands on and practical. Make a list of literacy activities (including resources) that you think would encourage students to attend regularly.
6 8. Alex is of aboriginal descent and has attended school irregularly over the past year. He speaks English with no problems however his writing skills are very poor. Alex can barely write a sentence even though he is almost 15 years old.a. Why is not an appropriate communication method in this case?b. Alex really likes cooking class but can’t read the recipes. What do you do to support Alex?c. What resources or equipment would you use to support Alex during cooking lessons?d. Alex often writes using Noongar words. You decide to encourage this as it is helping him with his writing skills. Who do you contact in order to translate and help with these activities?
7 9. In the video the police officer and support worker is of aboriginal descent. a. What is an issue they could face in their job given that they are of aboriginal descent? b. In some aboriginal cultures is it rude to look people in the eye. Lucy is a new teacher and gets offended and says ‘He won’t even look me in the eye when I speak to him.” What do you say to Lucy?
8 9. In the video the police officer and support worker is of aboriginal descent. c. You are working with Alex during sport lessons and want to invite the police officer to be the coach of a ping pong team. Alex really enjoys playing ping pong. Write a short in the space below to the police officer asking him to be the ping pong coach. Dear Officer, I am working as a support worker at Rainbow Primary School. I look forward to your reply. Kind regards Julie
9 10. What is culture shock?11.Why is 'normal' a relative term (relative means depending on your point of view)?12. Explain your own culture in a few brief sentences and how that can affect your work with people from other cultures (such as Aboriginal cultures).
10 13. Make a poster to promote harmony day and the benefits of diversity. It needs to be good enough quality to hang in a classroom.Note that there are a number of what-if scenarios that are assessed as verbal questions in the workplace that relate to this module. See the Assessor Observation/TPR for more details about these and other requirements. Scenarios are assessed when your trainer assesses you in the workplace. It is best to prepare as much as you can for these scenarios as they are difficult and require preparation.