Launch of Indigenous Science Community of Practice

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Indigenous Science is an area of growing interest for scientific and cultural understanding, and as a mechanism for empowering Australia’s diverse first nations peoples. This interest was evident at the 2020 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME). Faculties of science are increasingly introducing new units of study in this area, and also reviewing their science offerings to integrate Indigenous perspectives into their existing courses.

The ACDS funded a project to collate, curate and share resources and good practice to give tertiary science educators a starting resource in their quest to incorporate Indigenous knowledges, pedagogies, and perspectives in their teaching. You can see the website here.

A very positive by-product of this new ACDS website and the special Indigenous science stream within the ACSME 2020 conference is the formation of an Indigenous Science Community of Practice.

You are invited to join this network to learn from others through sharing experiences and resources, and exploring new ideas. The network will be convened by Angela Ziebell (Monash) and Lisa Godinho (University of Melbourne) and will meet approximately every two months.

The ACDS Indigenous Science Community of Practice will be launched at a webinar on Thursday April 22, from 2.00 pm to 3:30 pm AEST.  You will receive a program of the first meeting closer to the scheduled date.

To register, complete your details here.