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Connecting Indigenous stories with geology : inquiry-based learning in a middle years classroom

Larkin, Damian, King, Donna T., & Kidman, Gillian C. (2012) Connecting Indigenous stories with geology : inquiry-based learning in a middle years classroom. Teaching Science, 58(2), pp. 39-44.

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Abstract

One way to integrate indigenous perspectives in junior science is through links between indigenous stories of the local area and science concepts. Using local indigenous stories about landforms, a teacher of year 8 students designed a unit on geology that catered for the diverse student population in his class. This paper reports on the inquiry-based approach structured around the requirements of the Australian Curriculum highlighting the learning and engagement of students during the unit.

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ID Code: 54672
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: indigenous, geology, middle years, science, pedagogy
ISSN: 1449-6313
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australian Science Teachers Association
Copyright Statement: The Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) is the sole copyright holder of Teaching Science and its articles.
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2012 08:16
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 14:19

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