Who We Are
Jajoo Warrngara: The Culture Classroom
Provides Education Resources and media co-created with and approved by First Nations partner Communities.
Can be integrated into school planning any time of the year across all learning areas!
Includes films, Multi-touch Books, Discovery Maps, Classroom Teaching Protocols, activities and other printable teacher resources required for that unit.
Supports localisation of resources and builds capacity for teachers to connect with local First Nations communities.
Provides resources evaluated and proven to support teacher confidence in embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives across the Australian Curriculum.
Engages young people in learning that enhances their understanding and respect for First Nations Peoples’ knowledge, experiences, values and perspectives. It also allows First Nations students to see themselves and cultures reflected in the school setting.
Supports better educational outcomes for First Nations students through the provision of engaging and relevant learning experiences.
These educational resources are created to help teachers achieve the professional standards set by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL):
1.4 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students; and
2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Jajoo Warrngara commitment to First Nations Communities
First Nations participants who have created the work available through Jajoo Warrngara: The Culture Classroom have self-determination in all aspects of program involvement, design, implementation, representation and approval of final outcomes.
50% of revenue from subscriptions will return to communities who have co-developed these resources. 50% will return to the Not-For-Profit SharingStories Foundation to continue work with communities.
All First Nations participants who have created works shared on Jajoo Warrngara own copyright to their work.
Traditional Owners determine what, how and where outcomes are shared in the public domain and maintain control of their own Indigenous Communal and Intellectual Property.
Jajoo Warrngara and SharingStories Foundation
SharingStories is a not-for-profit Organisation led by a passionate majority First Nations-led board that works with and for First Nations communities to protect, maintain and grow language, stories and cultural heritage. Since 2012, SharingStories has facilitated community-driven arts initiatives with over 20 community partners to support cultural continuity - building connections between elder and child, community and educator and First Nations and non-Indigenous peoples. Now classrooms across Australia can benefit from these ways of working and listen directly to communities sharing their knowledge through Jajoo Warrngara: The Culture Classroom.