Indigenising STEM Curriculum: An example from Yuin Country...
To date, the embedding of Indigenous knowledges and perspectives has traditionally followed non-Indigenous approaches to the process. This story however presents an alternate approach... an Aboriginal approach... that privileges traditional Aboriginal knowledges and knowledge systems to engage students in a STEM learning journey. Utilising Country as the knowledge holder, STEM concepts, knowledges and perspectives are shared through the building of knowledge-based relationships and cultural experiences.
This Keynote is the sharing of the personal journey of co-designing curriculum with community, delivering knowledge with knowledge holders, and evaluating this walk with Elders.
Jade Kennedy is a Yuin man from the Illawarra and South Coast of NSW. He has been privileged with the intimate knowledges of his peoples customs, culture and Country and for the past 17 years Jade has worked with in various roles at the University of Wollongong and the Department of Education. The coming together of these two worlds for Jade has resulted in his focusing on incorporating and embedding of Aboriginal knowledges and perspectives within tertiary education curriculum. Jade is also currently undertaking a PhD exploring the Aboriginal approaches to situating knowledges and perspectives in Country.