Recent research has identified a need to extend the teaching of marine and coastal themes out from traditional teaching areas into the whole curriculum. Humanities, culture and the arts are useful forums for discussion of marine and coastal themes as they allow us to examine the way that we feel about the sea and use the coast and its resources, both as individuals and as a society.
It is important to incorporate cultural awareness into this broader social perspective because:
One of the best ways to develop cultural awareness is through getting to know people from different cultures and hearing them talk about their personal experiences. This module provides trainers and teachers with strategies for accessing the human resources within their own school and community so they can incorporate diverse cultural perspectives into their educational programs. Structure and delivery of the workshop should be adapted according to the social and cultural context of the local area. Organizers are strongly encouraged to seek the involvement of local ethnic communities so that the case studies provided can be supplemented / replaced by the personal stories of local people.
The objectives of this workshop are:
There are four parts to this workshop. Each part includes the presentation of concepts and ideas, activities and practical applications and the exchange of ideas through group discussion.
2. Cultural Perceptions of the Marine and Coastal Environment
3. Application to Teaching Practice
|Resource 1||Cultural Bingo|
|Resource 2||Culture and Socialization|
|Resource 3||Cultural Origins of Surfing|
|Resource 4||Multicultural Broome and the Pearling Trade|
|Resource 5||A Childhood by the Sea|
|Resource 6||The Beach in Community Life|
|Resource 7||A Journey across Seas|
|Resource 8||Sense of Identity / Sense of Place|
|Resource 9||Accessing Migrant Communities|
|Resource 10||Contact list|
|Resource 11||Teaching Strategies|
|Resource 12||Sample Projects|
|Resource 13||Evaluation Form|
|Reading 1||History of Coastal settlement and the Use of Marine Resources in Australia|
|Reading 2||Migration Issues|
|Reading 3||Best Practice Case Studies|
|Activity 1C||Butchers paper and textas|
|Activity 2A||Butchers paper and textas. Video Ted Egans This Land Australia: Broome and the Pearl Coast, Australia: Sorena, 1989.|
|Activity 2B||Coast Action - Communities Caring For Our Coast, Education Poster, available from Victorian Coast Action / Coast Care Community Program, Telephone 03 9412 4385. Butchers paper and textas, crayons, dress up items (eg. clothes, beach towel, bucket, spade, fishing rod, flotsam and jetsam).|
|Activity 3D|| My Place by Nadia Wheatley, Melbourne, Collins Dove,
1987. Picture book for older readers with illustrated vignettes of
suburban life through the eyes of a young girl that trace the changes
in the cultural and environmental landscape from 1988 back to the
beginning of white settlement in Australia. An excellent basis for
any study of local history and the environment.
Book or books from Macmillan folk tale series by Sheila Hatherley, Macmillan, 1991. Each book contains four stories with color illustrations on each page. Titles include: Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Melanesia, North America, Philippines, Polynesia and South America.
Alexakis, E. and Janiszewski, L. (1995) Images of Home, Hale and Iremonger.
Bouzalas, D. and Kendal, L. (1998) "Embracing Cultural Diversity in Parkland Planning and Development", in conference papers Changing Societies : Challenges for Parks and Recreation, Eighteenth National Congress of the International Federation of Parks and Recreation and First National Conference of Parks and Leisure, Australia.
Broeze, F. (1998) Island Nation - A History of Australians and the sea, Allen and Unwin.
Calder, M. (1993) "On the Seashore of endless worlds - literature, enquiry and global education" in Ethos 7 - 12, The Victorian Association of Social Studies Teachers Inc, July Edition, pp. 11 - 22.
Cigler, B. and M. (1985) Australia : a land of immigrants, Jacaranda Press.
Disher, G. (1987) Australia Then and Now, Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
Drew, P. (1994) The Coast Dwellers - a radical reappraisal of Australian identity, Penguin Books.
Drewe, R. (ed.) (1993) The Picador Book of the Beach, Picador Australia.
Ganter, R. (1994) The Pearl - Shellers of the Torres Strait, Melbourne University Press.
Hatherley, S. (1991) Polynesia, Macmillan Company of Australia.
Muller, W. (1993) "Social Education as a Vehicle for Enhancing Student Cultural and Intercultural Literacy" in Ethos 7 -12, The Victorian Association of Social Studies Teachers Inc, October Edition, pp. 11 - 22.
Shannon, A (1996) "Sustainability and Sense of Place", in conference papers Sustainability and Local Environments: Myths, Models and Milestones, Environs Australia pp. 70 -72
Stodden, K. M. (1996) "The post-war migrant ships" in The Migrant Ships, Bureau of Immigration, Multicultural and Population Research Bulletin, 16, pp. 19 -29.
Winton, T. (1993) Land's Edge, Pan Macmillan Publishers Australia.
Young, N. (1983) The History of Surfing, Palm Beach Press.