Engaging with Australian Indigenous Science

Michael Michie
Educational consultant, Darwin

I wish to acknowledge the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung people as the traditional owners of the Melbourne area and the Larrakia people from around Darwin.  


Workshop presentation at CONASTA 54, the annual Conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association, held in Melbourne, 3-7 July 2005.

Workshop Outline

  1. Introduction. Why indigenous science should be incorporated in the science curriculum.

  2. Indigenous science what is it? Comparison with western science.

  3. Areas of interest

  1. Teaching ideas and resources

  2. Protocols for working with Indigenous people

Contacts: mmichie@ozemail.com.au, www.ozemail.com.au/~mmichie

Indigenous Science Network

The Indigenous Science Network is an e-mail based exchange of information and ideas. Over the past six years the bulletins have been produced every two months  which have been archived at the website. A number of useful links have been established. Occasionally notices about the Network are distributed to members between bulletins by e-mail. Membership and access are free and to be put on the e-mailing list, contact Michael Michie. To access the Network, click on the logo below.


Last updated: 22 July 2005