SCIENCE: New Australian Curriculum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Years Elaborations

12th November, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Date/Time:

12/11/2019 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Description:

This workshop is designed to provide teachers of the early years from ELC to Year 2 with hands on activities that that will allow students to explore scientific concepts that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have used for millennia.

As part of this workshop, you will be given an overview of the new ACARA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elaborations for F -Year 2 with explicit links to the Early Years Learning Framework. Educators will have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of some of the ways these elaborations can be integrated into rich, scientific learning experiences. There are 14 new elaborations for F – Year 2, making a total of 17 in the refined Science curriculum. We will focus in depth on a small number so that there are opportunities to consider how the concepts behind these science activities can be transferred across learning areas. By exploring teaching strategies that sequentially expand a scientific concept from the ELC through to Year 2, educators will be able to consider a range of approaches to better equip them to differentiate learning.

“The elaborations acknowledge that Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have worked scientifically for millennia and continue to contribute to contemporary science. They are scientifically rigorous, demonstrating how Indigenous history, culture, knowledge and understanding can be incorporated into teaching core scientific concepts”. (ACARA 2018)

The refined Science curriculum now has 108 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elaborations, an increase of 95. These elaborations demonstrate the connection between the core science concepts and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. The elaborations are spread over the three interrelated fields of the Science curriculum: Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills.

 

Target Group

ELC Directors, ELC Educators, Directors of Learning, Teachers F – Year 2

 

Presenters

Tamaru, Deadly Mob
Libby Worrell, AISSA
Monica Williams, AISSA
Lisa Daly, Australians Together

 

Registration for this event will incur a fee of $50.00 (GST inclusive) per participant.  This fee is invoiced after the event and is payable even if you do not attend on the day as AISSA will still incur cost.  If notice of cancellation is received before 1 November 2019 the fee will be waived.

Parking is available in nearby streets. Please refer to AISSA 128 Greenhill Road Parking Map

For all registration enquiries please contact the Rae Dawkins.

 

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