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Reflective Journal

Where to from here? What will you do in future to plan for and implement Aboriginal perspectives content into your Years 7-10 science teaching-learning program?

Pauline Streckfuss
Pauline Streckfuss

I believe what we did was quite good and if more of the same lesson plans were given to put into units, that would be good. I think getting teachers involved in a project like this, it would be better to give them more time so that they can actually complete things and not feel like they're rushed. The other thing that I was particularly mindful of and if I was doing this again, to repeat it, was to involve the Aboriginal community always, especially the Elders, so that they know what's happening and you can use them in the classroom.

Sue Langley
Sue Langley

I'd like to continue with what we started, in that we take little snippets of tasks and incorporate them into lots of units, rather than write a single unit to cover Aboriginal perspectives and also I'd like to see more people from the Aboriginal community coming into the schools and sharing their culture.

Sue Lockwood
Sue Lockwood I think some of the work we did addressed specific sections of the syllabus very clearly.  I think we’d also need to remember that we can use Aboriginal culture as a tool to address some of the process outcomes within the syllabus.  Again, using local information as much as possible and also for teachers to be mindful of the fact that traditional western science is different in the way it disseminates information compared to Aboriginal culture.
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