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Unpacking the 8 Ways with Uncle Wayne

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About the Course

Each month from March to November Uncle Wayne will lead an interactive discussion about different elements of the 8 Ways and how they can be implemented in our day to day practice and reflection.

This is a LIVE ONLINE session, where participants will connect to Zoom. Instructions to connect are provided in the online portal which you will be prompted to login to upon completion of your registration.

Please note that the time is Australian (Sydney) Time – please adjust accordingly for your location!



What are the 8 Ways?

“8 ways is something that grew out of a particular ethic, a way of working that goes beyond cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity and even cultural responsiveness. It is all about relational responsiveness, a protocol of attending to relational obligations to the field you're working in, relating and responding holistically to people, land, Culture, language, spirit and the relationships between these with integrity and intellectual rigour. 8ways is a point of entry into this way of knowing. It is a way to develop relationally responsive practice in the way you work with your Aboriginal Community.”

– www.8ways.online (used with permission)


March 24th - 1pm

Setting of Place

Where are you on the spectrum of cultural competency? What do you know of the 8 Ways of learning?


April 21st - 1pm

Story Sharing

Approaching learning through narrative. We connect through the stories we share.


May 19th - 1pm

Learning Maps

Explicitly mapping/visualising processes. We picture our pathways of knowledge.


June 16th - 1pm


Applying intra personal and kinesthetic skills to thinking and learning. We see, think, act, make and share without words.


July 21st - 1pm

Symbols and Images

Using images and metaphors to
understand concepts and content. We keep and share knowledge with art and objects.


August 18th - 1pm

Land Links

Place based learning, linking content to local land and place. We work with lessons from land and nature.


September 15th - 1pm


Producing innovations and understanding by thinking laterally or combining systems.


October 20th - 1pm


Modelling and scaffolding, working from wholes to parts (watch then do). We work from wholes to parts, watching and then doing.


November 17th - 1pm

Community Links

Centering local viewpoints, applying learning for Community benefit. We bring new knowledge home to help our mob.


Who is this session suited for?

The is suited to anyone working with children in long day care, preschools, family day care, OSHC and schools.


How long will the session take?

Each webinar is scheduled for up to an hour-and-a-half. Please allow for generally 75-80 minutes of content as well as time for questions with your facilitator following the event.


I don’t have a zoom account, can I still participate?

Yes. You do not need a zoom account, you can simply connect using the instructions provided upon completion of your registration.

Upon completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation details with your login information which will grant you immediate access to the online portal, to complete any recorded content in your own time.


I can’t make that time, can I still watch the session?

Yes. Although live attendance is definitely recommended (it is a great opportunity to feel connected!), we understand that you may not be able to make it along – things happen! A recording of the live session will be uploaded to the online learning portal, as well as any resources provided by the facilitator. Please allow 2-3 business days for the recording to come through.