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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Cultural Safety 2024099F

Oct 8, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

$990 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time 

Tuesday 8 October 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm 

Delivery mode 

In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne 


Teacher, Leader, School Staff 


Looking to register more than one person? Contact us at isLearn to arrange a group discount for your school. 

Strengthen your teaching practice with transformative professional self-reflection. In today's diverse classrooms, creating cultural safety for First Nations students can be a challenge. Our workshop offers a unique solution: integrating an anti-racist approach into your reflective practice. By doing so, you can create culturally safe learning environments and infuse your teaching methods and materials with culturally responsive pedagogy. Through personal narratives and in an interactive, collaborative setting, educators will gain essential insights into the principles of cultural safety, the practice of cultural responsiveness, and the tools needed to implement effective anti-racism strategies. Secure your spot and continue building more inclusive and culturally responsive classrooms.


‘Thank you for the excellent training you ran for us last week. While there was a tonne packed in there, it has already led to some absolutely fantastic conversations within the team.’ Anonymous workshop participant 2024. 

‘Thank you! It was challenging and useful to really examine my own cultural identity, privilege and unconscious biases.’ Anonymous workshop participant 2024. 


Key takeaways 

  • deeper understanding of racism and anti-racism
  • learn more about the concept of cultural safety
  • explore the practice of culturally responsive pedagogy
  • engage in critical self-reflection
  • apply critical self-reflection to cultural safety and culturally responsive pedagogy 


Presenter information

Shaz Davis

Sharon (they/them) is non-binary and from both Bardi and Kija peoples of the Kimberley, Western Australia. 

They completed a Bachelor of Education at the University of Notre Dame Broome, specialising in Aboriginal Education, and graduated with an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Oxford, UK.

Sharon was the inaugural Director of Education at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and previously led Aboriginal Education across 164 schools for Catholic Education Western Australia.

Sharon is a current board member of Reconciliation Australia, the Stronger Smarter Institute and the Aurora Education Foundation. Previous board and advisory group appointments include the Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation, Indigenous Education & Boarding Australia, and the AITSL Advisory Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.


Jules Bover

Julie (she/her) is an early childhood and primary school teacher, and an advocate for social justice in education. Her particular areas of expertise are equitable education for First Nations people and LGBTIQA+ support in education institutions and systems.

She holds a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Teaching and a Master of Education from the University of Canberra.

Julie teaches casually in primary schools and has over a decade of teaching experience in early childhood and primary classrooms, as well as time as an approved provider of her own family daycare service and with Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali team.

She supports and leads others from a values and ethics based perspective to support a more just society through education.

Julie is an active member of the LGBTQIA+ community and a current board member of A Gender Agenda.


Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards

  • School governance – Philosophy
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
  • Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment


Tags (choose three)  

Humanities, Critical thinking, Differentiation