Guide to developing Personalised Learning Plans for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students - A professional learning resource (Jan 2011)
Personalised learning plans involve each student working with their teacher, in partnership with the student’s parents or carers, to develop a plan that reflects the student’s learning goals and current capabilities, including specific learning targets.
All Australian governments (state, territory and Commonwealth) have committed to halve the gap in reading, writing and numeracy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students by 2018. The Australian Government is implementing a set of initiatives, specifically to support teachers, schools and education systems across Australia to improve education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. One of these initiatives provides support and professional development aids to assist teachers and schools develop and use personalised learning with all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 1 to 10 of formal schooling.
This commitment to implement personalised learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students was subsequently reflected in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Education Action Plan that the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs endorsed in April 2010
This DEEWR document is designed to assist teachers and schools to deliver effective personalised learning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Personalised learning focuses on working with each student, in partnership with student's parents or carers, to develop a plan that reflects the student's goal and current capabilities and includes specific learning targets.
This web site contains information about key initiatives and services for Indigenous children and their families.
Click Here: Indigenous Resources Website