Science has opened a doorway and the ancient remains tell a story

Science has opened a doorway and the ancient remains tell a story of a culture that has survived at least 1,680 generations. I’ve walked past my father’s organized chaos most of my life. Dad was always surrounded by images from his work in the field, as a scientist specializing in climate change. This time it was different. I stopped and …

Teaching Indigenous Studies in Schools

The study of history in the new [Australian ACARA] curriculum begins in primary school with  … an approach that relates people and events in the past to children’s personal experiences. The history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people is contextualized within the development of Australia as a multicultural society. Year 3 children (8–9 years) begin with cultural events such …

Intercultural Understanding: How can we teach it?

“Intercultural understanding is an essential part of living with others in the diverse world of the twenty-first century. It assists young people to become responsible local and global citizens, equipped through their education for living and working together in an interconnected world.” Intercultural Understanding is now considered an essential General Capability in the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) and each teacher from …