Beloning: Cultural groups in our communities
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The concept of the past can often be difficult for students as it can seem intangible and even irrelevant to students. History is about bridging this gap by creating rich concrete points of connection that excite students' imagination and curiosity. This resource gives teachers a project they can use and adapt in their classrooms which allows students to create an authentic oral history through an interview using ICT such as hand held cameras. Recording the life stories of an older person can be a powerful and engaging experience for students. Students develop an understanding of their community and their ability to contribute to it. They become aware of similarities and differences between people and become more aware of diversity in the wider community, as well as the concept of change over time.


The resource embeds elements of the TPACK model throughout. Content and Pedagogical knowledge is used by how the film uses oral history, which creates an authentic and living connection with the past. Technology, Pedagogical and Content knowledge is explored though technology which has the unique capacity to enable young learners to experience and understand the concept of sequential time (Koehler, & Mishra, 2009).

 

 

 

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Difference Differently

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Digital literacy is vital for your students in this digital age. It enables them to participate fully in the knowledge society, as they actively manipulate digital media to participate in school and their life out of school. Digital literacy supports young people in becoming active meaning-makers (Futurelab, 2010).The Difference Differently website is an example of an online tool  which enables students to explore the many communities that they belong to and the diversity in local communities, including religious and cultural practices and celebrations, through the use of ICT.

 

The three activities the website offers focus on developing intercultural understanding through the following learning objectives.  Students will consider the multiple communities to which they belong and the nature and role of the communities in their local area. They will also recognise the diversity that exists in Australian local communities, and how this diversity manifests itself during celebrations and commemorations. The modes of ICT utilised include doing an online survey on laptops or the IWB, learning about cultural celebrations through the online case studies and creating an online community calendar.

 

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