Level Up is based on an Aboriginal framework which is facilitated by youth engagement officers to provide curriculum aligned activities to support integration into education. Made for young people who are are disengaged, or at risk of disengaging from education, training or employment.
Dr Tyson Yankerporta's 8ways is expressed as eight interconnected pedagogies that encompass Aboriginal ways of learning.
DIYDG have created activities which draw on each of the learning styles to provide young people greater opportunity to view education and employment in a framework they will understand.
DIYDG aims to connect young people with positive role models, develop a sense of identity, build resilience and develop their sense of identity.
Story Sharing: Approaching learning through narrative.
Learning Maps: Explicitly mapping/visualising processes.
Non-verbal: Applying intra-personal and kinaesthetic skills to thinking and learning.
Symbols and Images: Using images and metaphors to understand concepts and content.
Land Links: Place-based learning, linking content to local land and place.
Non-linear: Producing innovations and understanding by thinking laterally or combining systems.
Deconstruct/Reconstruct: Modelling and scaffolding, working from wholes to parts (watch then do).
Community Links: Centring local viewpoints, applying learning for community benefit.
1. We connect through the stories we share.
2. We picture our pathways of knowledge.
3. We see, think, act, make and share without words.
4. We keep and share knowledge with art and objects.
5. We work with lessons from land and nature.
6. We put different ideas together and create new knowledge.
7. We work from wholes to parts, watching and then doing.
8. We bring new knowledge home to help our mob.
Deadly Inspiring Youth Doing Good A&TSI CORP
3 Jensen Street, Manoora, Cairns, QLD, 4870
As we forge our way to a stronger future, we acknowledge the millennia of footsteps that came before us. We feel the presences of our ancestors and heed their guidance as we navigate our continued responsibility to the lands and seas in which we connect back to. Their spirit will carry on in the generations to come as we inspire, equip and empower our people and our community.
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