Experienced educator Jenni Connor worked with Geraldine Atkinson, a Koorie educational leader, to produce this resource for early childhood educators. This unique DVD set includes 13 short films from The Dreaming, Aboriginal Nations’ award-winning animated series.
Dreaming stories: A springboard for learning records the experiences of several diverse services using the The Dreaming films to introduce young children to a huge range of concepts:
- explaining the seasons, life cycles, the importance of rain and responsibility for the environment
- appreciating diversity in appearance, language and culture
- exploring emotional concepts such as jealousy, fairness and the value of sharing encouraging communication, cooperation and teamwork
- investigating these ideas through music, movement, art and computer design.
The Dreaming stories are an important part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural heritage. As the world’s longest continuous record of historic events and spirituality, they provide valuable wisdom for all people.
About the Research in Practice Series:
The Research in Practice Series is published four times each year by Early Childhood Australia.
The Research in Practice Series is a practical, easy-to-read resource, offering effective new approaches for those challenging issues which arise in the care and education of young children. Each issue explores current and emerging research on a specialised topic within early childhood education and care and translates it into practical case studies, ideas and strategies for modern pedagogical practices.
Each issue can be purchased individually, or subscribe to receive a publication every quarter. Additionally, all subscribers to the Research in Practice Series receive access to specially developed presentations designed to take learning further, perfect to be shared during team meetings. To learn more about subscribing, click here.