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4) How could an ECEC service include and implement culturally appropriate experiences with children and families? Give 2 examples and link these to the specific outcomes of the relevant approved learningframework (EYLF - Belonging, Being & Becoming). 5) Identify and describe which of the National Quality Standards and elements that are linked to working towards cultural competence. National Quality Standard 6 Collaborative partnerships with families and communities 6.1 Respectful supportive relationships with families are developed and maintained. PART E
For this part of the assessment, you are required to find out more about the needs and services available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people based on research and your experience in an ECEC service. 1) Write 1/2 page on the core cultural values, beliefs and traditions of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's values and beliefs are based on an acknowledge of the world that integrates the spiritual with the material and emphasises the individual's relationship to community. Aboriginal people's core cultural values, beliefs and traditions is the importance of family, CHCECE001 Develop cultural competencyCHCDIV001 Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/pr Torres Strait Islander cultural safety, V7 January2016 Page 6 of 10 2) these relationships help to define a child's identity by defining how they are connected to everything in life.The land and spirituality, Aboriginal people have a deep spiritual connection with the land. Relationships are not only with people but also with their environment: the land, the animals, the plants, the skies, the waters, the weather and the spirits. The Dreamtime, the Aboriginal Dreamtime is the part of Aboriginal culture that explains the origins of the land and its people. It is Aboriginalreligion and culture. Social structure, Aboriginal people have a complex system of family relations. Extended family are at the heart of the Aboriginal kinship system and are central to everyday life, how culture is passed on and how society is organised. Performance, i.e. music, songs, dance and ceremony. Ceremonial performances are seen as the core of cultural life., for
example, for the Tiwi Islanders, these performances bring together all aspects of their art i.e. song, dance, body decoration, sculpture and painting. Dance is a unique aspect of ceremonies which is learnt and passed down from one generation to another. To dance is to be knowledgeable about the stories and of the ancestral heroes.