Science: New Australian Curriculum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary Elaborations

15th May, 2019 @ 9:00 am


15/05/2019 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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This workshop is designed to provide teachers with an overview of the new ACARA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elaborations for Years 7,8, 9 and 10. As part of this workshop, teachers will have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of some of elaborations and how they can be integrated into the Science curriculum. There are 49 new elaborations for Years 7 to 10 making a total of 53 in the refined Science curriculum. We will share resources that will support teachers with the content knowledge and then focus in depth on a small number so that there are opportunities to consider how the concepts behind these science activities can be integrated into learning designs.

“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

Directors of Learning, Science Teachers of Year 7 to Year 10



Tamaru, Deadly Mob
Monica Williams, AISSA
Lisa Daly, Australians Together
Nahla Baroudi, Westminster School


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 08/05/2019 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.


Bookings are closed for this event.