VIEN - Mathematics

Indigenous Curriculum Co-development 



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June 6, 2019
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM


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Venue and Cost

Mercer House
82 Jolimont Street
East Melbourne 3002


Full Registration
$350  (inc GST)

Cost includes program materials, morning tea, and lunch.



As parking in the area is mainly 1 and 2 hour, we recommend that participants use public transport. CSE is a 5 minute walk from trams and trains.



The CSE/VIEN Indigenous Curriculum Co-development Project comprises a series of Professional Learning/Workshop events, providing key teachers in schools the opportunity to both learn from an Indigenous expert in a particular field and then workshop collaboratively, with the expert and other teachers, to produce units of work to use in their own schools and classrooms.


In 2019, the Curriculum Co-development Project will focus initially on the Arts, Sciences, Humanities and Mathematics.


Each event combines the opportunity for teachers to build their understanding of First Australian knowledges, histories and perspectives, with practical, hands-on workshops. This work builds on the Federal Government’s Curricula Project, and supports schools to develop a relevant and sophisticated body of resources for use in their own context.


The Curriculum Co-development Project will assist teachers to implement the required Indigenous education elements in the Australian Curriculum. It will equip them to engage with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Cross-Curriculum Priority. Guided by First Australian experts in their respective fields, teachers can be confident that materials produced are both culturally respectful and pedagogically aligned to the wider learning priorities of their school.




This workshop will be an interactive overview of the teaching and learning endeavours within the maths sequence which Dr. David Collis coordinates in the University of Melbourne’s Bachelor of Science (extended), and in which Neerim Callope is the lead ITAS tutor. David and Neerim will share their approach, including materials, teaching approach, and other aspects of the practices they utilise in order to create a learning context within which Indigenous students can thrive. Our presenters will also explore the ways in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, knowledge systems and cultures intersect with and can be used to inform the Maths curriculum.



Neerim Callope is a third-year Indigenous student at the University of Melbourne, majoring in psychology and sociology. Neerim completed David's class with outstanding marks and has been tutoring Indigenous first-year university students for the past two years. Neerim finds tutoring very rewarding and challenging in finding new ways to teach complex maths concepts to diverse learners.


Dr David Collis is a transition educator who has taught maths to international students within the Trinity College Foundation Studies program for 23 years, and, more recently, teaches maths within the Bachelor of Science (Extended) program, a pathway program for Indigenous Australian students. He loves every moment of doing maths with the Indigenous students.


This  workshop is a collaboration between CSE and VIEN



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