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Reflective Journal

What barriers did you encounter in trying to undertake this project?

Denise Hogan
Denise Hogan

Well, there was a general barrier, in that perhaps an insecurity and wanting to respect Aboriginal cultural knowledge, knowing that I had knowledge deficits in this area. And desiring to do the right thing and worrying that I mightn't.

Paul Rayner
Paul Rayner

One of the barriers that I found was that with 300 Aboriginal nations across the country, finding information that actually pertained to an Aboriginal community that was local, and finding information that directly dealt with those people might not exist and sometimes the Aboriginal information was generic rather than exclusive just to the local community.

Robyn Howson
Robyn Howson

The main barriers that we encountered in this project were like with any research project, is actually trying to find information to start off with. We had a bit of trouble finding relevant Aboriginal sites to start off with. When we typed in 'Indigenous Astronomy', for instance, we got a lot of stuff from Maori cultures or even Egyptian cultures and African cultures and it took us a long while to pin down some Aboriginal websites. Once we got that there wasn't a great deal of trouble structuring it into lessons.

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