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policies Educators need to be able to recognise, value and draw on children’s cultural backgrounds as well as helping. CurriculumUse a learning journey of cultural competence which is driven by showing respect, acknowledging language, strengthening identity and developing relationships to follow and recordwhat to do.4)How could an ECEC service include and implement culturally appropriate experienceswith children and families? Give 2 examples and link these to the specific outcomes ofthe relevant approved learning framework (EYLF - Belonging, Being & Becoming).5)Identify and describe which of the National Quality Standards and elements that are linked to working towards cultural competence.Quality Area 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communitiesStandard 6.1 Respectful and supportive relationships with families are developed and maintained.PART EFor this part of the assessment, you are required to find out more about the needs and servicesavailable to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people based on research and yourexperience in an ECEC service.1)Write 1/2 page on the core cultural values, beliefs and traditions of the Aboriginal and/orTorres Strait Islander people.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are complex and diverse. The Indigenous culturesof Australia are the oldest living cultural history in the world – they go back at least 50,000 years and some argue closer to 65,000 years. One of the reasons Aboriginal cultures have survived for so long is their ability to adapt and change over time. It was this affinity with their surroundings that goes a long way to explaining how Aboriginal people survived for so many millennia.Land is fundamental to the wellbeing of Aboriginal people. The land is not just soil or rocks or minerals, but a whole environment that sustains and is sustained by people and culture. For Page 8of 14CHCECE001 Develop cultural competencyCHCDIV001 Work with diverse people CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/pr Torres Strait Islander cultural safety, V7 January 2016
Indigenous Australians, the land is the core of all spirituality and this relationship and the spirit of 'country' is central to the issues that are important to Indigenous people today.All of Australia's Aboriginals were semi-nomadic hunters and gatherers, with each clan having its own territory from which they 'made their living'. These territories or 'traditional lands' were defined by geographic boundaries such as rivers, lakes and mountains. They understood and cared for their different environments, and adapted to them.