Why is cultural safety important for Indigenous children and their families in an early childhood setting?

Why is cultural safety important for Indigenous children and their families in an early childhood setting?

Task

Students are required to complete both Part A and Part B. They may use headings to separate each requirement for this assessment item. Please submit the assessment in one document (Microsoft Word).

 PART A (1300 words) Critical Reading & Short Essay

1) Read the following two articles

2) (300 words) Select one of the articles from above and provide a short critical reflection.

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  • One point derived from the article (with detail) on how it relates to cultural safety
  • One point derived from the article (with detail) on how cultural safety benefits Indigenous students3) (1000 words) Utilise the above articles, modules 1 & 2 readings and your prescribed text to answer the following question.


3) (1000 words) Utilise the above articles, modules 1 & 2 readings and your prescribed text to answer the following question.

Why is cultural safety important for Indigenous children and their families in an early childhood setting?
 

 

PART B (700 words) Diagram

1. Watch and/or read the following case studies from SNAICC

  1. Create a diagram that demonstrates (with at least 3 different strategies) how an early childhood centre can create a culturally safe learning environment for Indigenous children and their families. Make sure the diagram reflects; why they are effective and how they are reflected in one Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) outcome, principle or practice (for all identified strategies). (200 word limit)

 

  1. Provide a brief explanation (500 word limit) on why one of the strategies you have demonstrated in your diagram reflects
  • How the strategy is effective in creating a culturally safe environment for Indigenous children; and
  • How the strategy reflects one EYLF outcome, principle or practice.
     

Rationale

This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

  • 1.be able to recognise the importance of community consultation and the participation of Indigenous people in educational environments.
  • 4.understand and develop aspects of a culturally safe education environment.

This task reflects the following subject modules

  • Module 1 – Why Aboriginal Education; and
  • Module 2 – Aboriginal Education and the Early Childhood Sector.

Teachers are faced with the ongoing task of gaining, demonstrating and critically reflecting upon knowledge and resources in order to achieve student outcomes. This task will allow the student to explore and articulate the relationships between learners, community and early childhood settings.
The authenticity of this task will be evident in your future education settings by

  • Articulating and visually representing EYLF in your practice;
  • Identifying how your practice can incorporate Aboriginal Education;
  • Developing communication strategies between families and communities about your education setting and practice; and
  • Aligning the needs of the learner with EYLF outcomes and expectations.

Marking criteria and standards

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PART A
Students demonstrate how research and journal articles can influence practice and knowledge of cultural safety and community participation in an early childhood setting (10 marks)
Students demonstrate an understanding of cultural safety in an early childhood setting (15 marks)
PART B
Quality of diagram and general content. (10 marks)
Students demonstrate the relationship between EYLF, Aboriginal cultural safety and Aboriginal community involvement. (10 marks)
PART A & B 
Use of language and referencing (5 marks)

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