We are excited as a school community to introduce a new student learning resource.
The use of Dialogue or Yarning circles is an important process within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. This process has been used by Indigenous people from around the world for centuries to build respectful relationships, learn from a collective group and to preserve and pass on cultural knowledge.
In the Yarning circle process all participants are provided with an opportunity to have their say in a safe space without judgment. Each participant speaks, one at a time, is heard and not interrupted. This is a process that involves and develops deep listening, sharing of knowledge and development of higher order thinking skills and establishing rules of respect.