An Australia where every student has the opportunity to learn about the histories, cultures and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
Where every educator feels confident to embed this content in their teaching - across all subject areas.
Where Indigenous Knowledge experts can share their knowledge in a safe space and in an empowered way.
Welcome to Ngarrngga, an exciting, nation-building project supported by the University of Melbourne and also proudly supported by BHP.
Ngarrngga is a Taungurung word meaning to know, to hear, to understand.
We are creating and sharing high-quality educational resources made by teachers for teachers, in collaboration with diverse Indigenous Knowledge experts. To drive that work, we are partnering with schools around the country to seek feedback on our resources to ensure they are fit for purpose. This design-based methodology will be an ongoing, iterative process, assuring educators that the Ngarrngga resources have been produced with integrity and empirical rigour.
About the Ngarrngga process
We are currently seeking to partner with schools on the inaugural Ngarrngga Pilot throughout 2024 to join us in the curriculum trials and research process on this nation-building project.
We would like to work with two to six teachers per school. They would pilot our resources that encompass all subject areas and currently span Grade 3 to Year 10.
Based on feedback provided by our pilot school teachers, our Ngarrngga curriculum writers refine the resources.
Why become a Ngarrngga partner school?
- All teaching staff in your school will have the opportunity to participate in the first professional development online masterclass focussing on Indigenous knowledges.
- This is a unique opportunity to activate your school’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) – or it may even be the catalyst for your school to develop your first ever RAP
- Our Ngarrngga partner schools will be acknowledged via a framed artwork certificate and digital assets to promote your school's commitment to reconciliation
- All Ngarrngga partner schools will receive priority invitations for staff to attend and participate in future events, workshops, symposia and critical debates.
- We would like to continue to collaborate on future research pilots beyond 2024, to help your school become a proud, best-practice school when it comes to enhancing and embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content and pedagogy across your educational offer.
- The Ngarrngga Communications team will, where desired, showcase your school’s involvement with Ngarrngga via social media, the Ngarrngga website, University of Melbourne communications channels and in some cases, via external media. This will be a powerful way to raise the profile of your school, celebrate your commitment to reconciliation and promote your teachers’ vital role in helping us realise the ambitious goals of the project.
How to become a Ngarrngga partner school
If you would like more information, or to sign up for 2024, please contact us at email@example.com.