Indigenous Science Teacher resources

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This is an annotated bibliography of resources organised by topic.

The content is divided into: Teaching approaches, Teaching activities (e.g. yarning circles), Example lessons and Teaching Indigenous students.

 

1.      Teaching approaches

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1.1 Knowledge Frameworks of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Available at https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/about/k-12-policies/aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-perspectives/resources/frameworks (accessed January 2020)

Provides examples of conceptual frameworks that have been used for over 60,000 years in Australia. These frameworks can be embedded in the curriculum to inform teachers’ pedagogy and illustrate how working, learning and doing are integrated and holistic

1.2 8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning Factsheet

New South Wales Department of Education. Available at https://www.inclusionagencynswact.org.au/WWW_NSWIA/files/30/30a02eff-8394-4ac8-a39b-862726136bba.pdf (accessed January 2020)

This academic factsheet explains 8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning as one view of Indigenous cultural competence and why it is important for those working with Aboriginal and non Aboriginal students. .

Useful as a starting point for understanding different ways of learning

1.3 8 Ways – Aboriginal Pedagogy Framework

New South Wales Department of Education:  Available at https://www.8ways.online/ (accessed January 2020)

This is a key resource developed by the New South Wales Department of Education. It lists 8 ways to engage with Indigenous knowledges by using 8 various Indigenous pedagogies/learning styles. These include: story sharing, learning maps, non-verbal, symbols and images, land links, non-linear, deconstruct and reconstruct, community links.

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1.4 Eight ways of learning

Australian Institute of Learning and Teaching. Available at https://www.aitsl.edu.au/tools-resources/resource/eight-ways-of-learning-illustration-of-practice  (accessed January 2020)

This is a video.  It is part of a resource pack for being able to implement the 8 Ways of Learning pedagogies.

1.5 Aboriginal Pedagogies at the Cultural Interface

James Cook University – PhD thesis (Tyson Yunkaporta). Available at https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/10974/2/01thesis.pdf (2009)

This thesis was submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Education in the School of Indigenous Australian Studies and School of Education.  His research project investigates two questions and proposes two answers.  The first question asks how teachers can engage with Aboriginal knowledge.  The second question asks how teachers can use Aboriginal knowledge productively in schools. 

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2.      Teaching activities

2.1 Yarning circles

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Available at https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/about/k-12-policies/aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-perspectives/resources/yarning-circles  (accessed January 2020)

The use of a yarning circle (or dialogue circle) is an important process within Aboriginal culture and Torres Strait Islander culture. It has been used by Indigenous peoples from around the world for centuries to learn from a collective group, build respectful relationships, and to preserve and pass on cultural knowledge.

By using yarning circles as a teaching and learning strategy, students’ understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and ways of working are enhanced. This strategy is suitable for students across all phases of schooling.

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3.      Example lessons

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3.      Teaching Indigenous students

4.1 Effective Teaching Practices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students – A review of the literature

Australian Journal of Education, 2015. Available at https://ro.ecu.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2813&context=ajte

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