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Wurundjeri Welcome

25 Apr 2014

Wurundjeri Elder, Di Kerr, will deliver a ‘Welcome to Country’ in Building F of the Preston campus on Tuesday 29 April at 10.15am. The ceremony will take place in the Early Childhood Education rooms; F140 and F136.

The traditional welcome is being organised as part of the Bachelor of Education (Early Years) subject, Indigenous Australian Studies and Early Years Pedagogies. In this subject, students learn about Australia’s history of colonisation and its impact on all children and families in the early years of education.

Students also consider how they can make connections with local Indigenous communities to ensure their work in education reflects the communities’ knowledge and experiences. Indigenous and Australian histories are a part of both the State (VEYLDF) and National (EYLF) early years education frameworks.

The welcome is being jointly hosted by NMIT's Education (Early Years) and Early Childhood Education and Care program teams. Also present will be representatives from NMIT's Koorie Services Unit and Education (Early Years) program.

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Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Coordinator, James Gardener, on 03 9269 1579, 0413 483 182 or ua.ud1571282347e.tim1571282347n@ren1571282347edrag1571282347semaj1571282347

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