Aboriginals & Torres Strait Islanders Report

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Formative assessmentActivity 3Question 3The Aboriginals and the Torres Strait Islanders follow a completely different culture than rest of theAustralian society. Being a part of the modern Australian society, understanding the culture ofAboriginals and Torres Strait Islander can be difficult for me initially. However, this difficulty can bemitigated in the following ways—Gaining in-depth information on the culture and society of Aboriginals and the Torres StraitIslandersUnderstanding the beliefs and values of the Aboriginals and the Torres Strait Islanders andincorporating those into own activities while dealing with themActivity 4Question 2The cultural differences can be reflected in the non-verbal communication in the following ways—Eye contact-- In the Anglo-culture, eye contact is quite common and expected behavior. On thecontrary, in some non-Anglo culture, prolonged eye contact can be considered as a sign of disrespect.Touch-- Touching such as handshake is common in Anglo culture. On the contrary, in non-Anglo culture,especially among the Asians touching is common in close groups only and touching strangers is seen asinappropriate.Activity 8Question 1The colonization has impacted the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the following ways—The Aboriginals and the Torres Strait Islander were removed from their own land. The lifestyle ofthese people was destroyed severely due to the colonization (Armstrong et al., 2018). Taking theresources away from the Aboriginals has impacted their economic status severely.The colonization resulted in spreading of European culture in Australia. The culture of onAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people differ significantly from the European culture. As aresult, the original culture of these people was affected. The lack of focus on practicing the
culture of Aboriginals gradually isolated them from the mainstream Australian Society andreduced their access to social services.Reference:Armstrong, G., Ironfield, N., Kelly, C. M., Dart, K., Arabena, K., Bond, K., ... & Jorm, A. F. (2018). Re-development of mental health first aid guidelines for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Straitislanders who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviour. BMC psychiatry, 18(1), 228.Question 3The three disadvantages are—Detachment from own society-- Many indigenous young people live in the urban area ofAustralia (Armstrong et al., 2018). The culture of urban Australian society is different from theindigenous culture. So, the youth often feels detached from their society.Land is considered as one of the key resources for the Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.Due to colonization the people has lost access to the land. So, it is a huge loss for the youth.Health-- The indigenous people often rely on own medicines and heath practices. However, thelack of consciousness on the values and beliefs of indigenous people and incorporation of thosevalues and beliefs in health services is reducing access of the health benefits among thesepeople also.References:Armstrong, G., Ironfield, N., Kelly, C. M., Dart, K., Arabena, K., Bond, K., ... & Jorm, A. F. (2018). Re-development of mental health first aid guidelines for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Straitislanders who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviour. BMC psychiatry, 18(1), 228.Activity 10Question 2The elders are the key decision makers in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander society. So, beforeexecuting any activity on the community, it is necessary to share information with the elders as they caninfluence the decision-making for others.Question 3Getting engaged to diverse cultural activities is necessary for the children due to the following reasons—Recognizing different culture present in the society-- The Australian society is highly diverse innature. Getting involved to the diverse cultural activities can help the children to be familiar with
other cultures as well (Carey et al., 2017). It, in turn, can help the child to show respect to thepeople from other culture.Knowing different culture can help the children to develop social network.Reference:Carey, T. A., Dudgeon, P., Hammond, S. W., Hirvonen, T., Kyrios, M., Roufeil, L., & Smith, P. (2017).The Australian Psychological Society's Apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.Australian Psychologist, 52(4), 261-267.Activity 12Question 1The educators can provide the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with opportunities to sharethe cultural knowledge in the following ways---Recognizing and responding to the signals of the children with sensitivityRecognizing and encouraging the efforts of children to conversation and interactionDeveloping and supporting relationship with the childrenSupporting the children during the transition and mitigating the cultural gapDeveloping the education practices by a incorporating the cultural valuesAcknowledging the individuality of the children in positive way.Question 3The linguistic competence can be described as the ability of the expressing information in such a mannerso that different types of audiences can understand that (Savignon, 2018). The five tools that can helpthe educators to develop linguistic competence are—Collaboration between educators, staffs and managersStructural assessment and fostering competency among the school staffsTaking help from mentorsDeveloping strong relationship with students who belong to the diverse cultural backgroundUse of instructional methodsResources required for developing cultural competency are –www.xculture.orgwww.gucchd.georgetown.eduhttp://www.cdphe.state.co.us/ps/hcp/form/resources/CLAS.pdfhttp://www.minorityhealth.hhs.govwww.uwmedicine.org
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