Indigenous Science

In Indigenous Sciences, students will explore the scientific knowledge and practices of Australia’s First Peoples.

Course Overview

Have you ever wondered how Australia’s first people incorporated science and technology into their culture? In this course we will explore how the traditions, culture and stories of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people embedded within them a deep understanding of how the world around them worked. How they were able to use this knowledge to develop and grow the world’s oldest civilisation.

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Learning Outcomes

Over the course of the semester, students will have an opportunity to investigate and develop their knowledge of:

Indigenous cultures within Victoria, including development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness
The importance of oral traditions and dreamtime stories in the preservation of indigenous science, technology and cultural knowledge
Evidence of the application of scientific understanding and technology within the communities of the Kulin Nation and beyond

Home work

Students will be required to complete on average, 1 hour of homework per week for the duration of the course.


For successful completion of this unit students will be required to submit the following tasks:  

For successful completion of this unit, students will be required to submit three assessment tasks. Students will also be assessed on regular attendance

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