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Reflective Journal

How has your view or perspective changed on the impact of Aboriginal beliefs and culture on scientific understanding?

Pauline Streckfuss
Pauline Streckfuss

My perspective has not changed at all and if anything, it's just more important for Aboriginal culture to be taught to high schools.

Sue Langley
Sue Langley

Being involved in this project has given me a broader outlook on whereabouts in the syllabus you can incorporate Aboriginal perspectives. There are just so many areas you can put this stuff into.

Sue Lockwood
Sue Lockwood The main perspective of mine which changed was this was discovering how Aboriginal people handled information which we call “Scientific”.  When an Aboriginal is given information, the person giving the information owns it and it’s not to be passed on to others freely as would happen with the western scientific community.  So the western culture of gathering information and disseminating it widely is very different to that in Aboriginal culture.
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