2019-05-21 19:34:05

AAPEC Possum Skin Pedagogy

Action on Aboriginal Perspectives in Early Childhood (AAPEC) presents the Possum Skin Pedagogy Professional Learning Project - Semester 2, 2018

In 2016, Warrawong funded AAPEC to develop a Victorian early childhood pedagogy focusing on the possum skin cloaks of the Victorian Aboriginal community. Indigenous early childhood consultant Dr Sue Atkinson Lopez consulted with 7 Aboriginal Victorian Aboriginal Elders and senior community members to design the content of the 'Possum Skin Pedagogy: A guide for early childhood practitioners'. During the final consultations with the Aboriginal participants it was requested that the guide be supported by a focused professional learning project

What is the Possum Skin Pedagogy Professional Learning Project?

The Possum Skin Pedagogy Professional Learning Project is funded by the Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies (AGECS) and will be conducted over 4 mornings in semester 2. Aimed at practitioners working directly with children, the program will be lead by Annette Sax, a Taungurung woman and early childhood consultant, and Denise Rundle, an experienced early childhood practitioner with input from Victorian Aboriginal Elders and senior community members.  

Participants will attend four face-to-face sessions in Pascoe Vale from 9.30am-12.30pm on the following dates: 

  • Session 1: Friday 27 July 2018 
  • Session 2: Friday 17 August 2018 
  • Session 3: Friday 14 September 2018 
  • Session 4: Friday 16 November 2018

The learning project also compromises online discussions, reflective dialogues, and completing a professional learning project around implementing and evaluating what has been learnt during the sessions and how this knowledge impacts on your teaching.  

Who should apply? 

  1. You need to work directly with children in a registered children's service (birth-12yrs)
  2. You need to be supported by your employer who will need to sign-off your application
  3. You must commit to the entire program as outlined above.

We have only 30 places available and are looking for a wide variety of participants to take part, in terms of the work setting, ages of children in the work setting, experience, qualifications and cultural background.

We are therefore restricting applications to one person per centre to help ensure a range of participants.

So, if you are interested in equity, want to establish/expand your knowledge of local Indigenous pedagogies, culture and communities please apply.


$220 GST incl


Please BYO Device

How to apply

Apply online by clicking hereApplicants will be notified by Monday 11 June 2018.


Queries can be directed to AAPEC via fka Children's Services

Phone 03 9428 4471 or email fkacs@fka.org.au