Learn Grow Become

Indigenous Learn2Learn initiative

 

 

Indigenous Students

This program is designed to support you in preparing or building the skills, mindset and confidence to succeed – your way!

We deliver this to small groups through our network of Indigenous facilitators located in participating Communities. If you believe this could be a beneficial program for you and your mates, ask your Community members to get in touch for more information.

Indigenous Facilitators

Develop your faciliatation skills and become a registered facilitator of the Indigenous learn2learn program, able to deliver into your community and support your students.

Contact us to find out more about this opportunity to create your own facilitation/ training business.

Community Support

We are looking for Indigenous Communities passionate about empowering their young (and not so young) folk!

Our Indigenous Learn2Learn program involves Community through Coach-to-Student support relationships, locally supported Indigenous Facilitators, and end of program family celebrations!

 If you believe the students (age 15+) in your Community would benefit from an Indigenous framed learning to learn experience, we’d love to hear from you!

Contact us to discuss how we can support your people, and bring a Community-centred approach to education.

Sponsorship and Grants

Are YOU passionate about making a difference in Indigenous education outcomes?

Contact us to find out how you can support this journey to improve equity in education!

  Why is this important?

The value of programs that support the education outcomes for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls is becoming increasingly apparent. The STARS Foundation, Girls Academy and a variety of programs aligned with sporting organisations have commenced important work to improve the engagement of Indigenous girls in schools. The focus on attendance and participation is immensely important. However, little is done to develop the cognitive ability of Indigenous girls to become effective learners in all environments.

The experiences for many young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women at school involves school leadership as well as community and family roles. Often, the latter types of experiences are unrecognized, unappreciated and undervalued. Young Indigenous women’s roles in families and communities often involve significant levels of learning. Skills and knowledge of cultural responsibilities as well as caring and leadership abilities help to develop young Indigenous women’s experiences in managing multiple tasks.

When these community competencies are not complimented with academic progress they can have severe repercussions on an individual’s self-esteem and self-efficacy. The result can be disengagement or under-performance for a student and longer term the impacts can be seen in transition into and through the workforce. Future study post-secondary school can be an aspiration that is never realised. This is a contributing factor to why the majority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women will embark on a pathway to university as mature aged students.

The Indigenous Learn2Learn program offers young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women the opportunity to learn about themselves and how they can become better learners in all settings. These are insights, once learned, cannot be taken away from them but rather used as a tool to build their own success. It is this kind of investment in young Indigenous women that will builds individual capacity that has the potential to benefit them for decades and for the benefit of their families and communities.

Each Student’s experience will be different, because every student is different.

Our Indigenous Learn2Learn program takes our existing online Learn2Learn program and contextualises it to the lived experience of our Indigenous student participants – through face-to-face workshops.

The combined online and face-to-face workshop structure is designed to be run over 7 weeks, in conjunction with community mentor led conversations.

Program outline

In our Indigenous Youth Program we utilise ourLearn2Learn program as a basis for the workshops and mentoring components.

First, we explore aspirations and motivations – how to identify aspirations? How do they align with their own and community values? How might these aspirations be realised? Understanding our own selves – and our brains provides insights into what works and what does not work in achieving these aspirations.
Next, we explore personal resilience and the role of community, family and friends. We discover our own priorities and how learning is different for each of us depending on our own styles and our own lived experiences. We will also touch on the impact of inter-generational trauma and how that can influence current beliefs and barriers.
We then have fun experimenting and exploring different ways of learning, with a significant focus on using storytelling and teaching as a way of learning and sharing learning. These elements are also linked to entrepreneurial and education outcomes.
The fourth area we work on is around feedback, failure, reflection and mindset – and how we can change how weas individuals, and we as part of a community can grow and learn by reframing these and rethinking about what success can and does look like.
Next we explore social learning – online and in person. Appreciating how to work in team environments, finding role models, sharing insights and building networks.
Finally we revisit and summarise the program, before introducing connections for career advice, career readiness, entrepreneurial skill-sets and employment pathways.

Staggered content

Online program content is released in weekly stages to encourage spaced reflection and practice.

Workshops are designed to complement and expand on the online content, with a specific Indigenous community lens. 

action oriented

Each Module consists of several topics, with activities to prepare for their studies, to build their awareness of themselves, and to understand how to develop themselves as effective and proactive learners.

Practice & Reflect

Each topic encourages reflection on their own personal experience, as well as reflecting on the learning strategies used within the Learn2Learn program.

Prior to each workshop, we recommend a check-in session to reflect on the previous session outcomes.

shared journey

The live component of the program is delivered in small groups of 10-15 students, with a Coach allocated to each student to support reflection and connection, with weekly catchups over the duration of the program (6-7 sessions).

At Learn Grow Become, we acknowledge and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Australians and the traditional custodians of the lands and waterways in which we live, learn and work.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We honour the continuing connection to culture, land, knowledge and community and that sovereignty was never ceded.

We also acknowledge that many best practices in learning have been an integral part of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for tens of thousands of years, and that in many ways we are only now discovering what they have always known and practiced...