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Units of Work/Teaching Sequences

These teaching–learning sequences specifically address, through an environmental context, the Prescribed Focus Area content in the Science Years 7–10 Syllabus relating to Aboriginal perspectives in science. Teachers may choose to use one or more of the teaching–learning sequences in conjunction with an appropriate existing unit of work in the school Science program. Alternatively, teachers may choose to develop a new unit incorporating ideas provided in the teaching–learning sequences using another context relevant to the needs of students in their school.

Three different program formats have been used in presenting these teaching–learning sequences.

Members of a local Aboriginal community should be invited to participate in the planning and, where appropriate, to assist in presenting parts of the teaching program. Valuing and drawing on the knowledge and understanding in the local Aboriginal community will provide opportunities for schools and teachers to develop teaching–learning experiences that are more meaningful for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

The inclusion of parents and/or community members in the preparation and delivery of these teaching programs will assist in insuring that the material will more authentically reflect local Aboriginal history, culture and Indigenous knowledge systems.

Working with Aboriginal Communities: A Guide to Community Consultation and Protocols

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Units of Work/Teaching Sequences