Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories
434 views | +0 today
Follow
Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories
Teaching the Design and Technologies strand of the Australian Technologies Curriculum through exploration of Indigenous cultures
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

Traditional Owners

Traditional Owners | Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories | Scoop.it
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

This site is designed to showcase the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander utilise marine resources to survive. The site provides information on the traditional landowners and details the hunting and collecting methods used, the uses of various aquatic animals, changing technologies, food and food preparation, tools and weapons, art, music and dance, their different languages and stories, cultural groups and trading and the heritage listed sites found in far North Queensland. This resource would be beneficial to technology educators as the site is designed for children thus allowing the students to browse the site at their own pace. This resource would satisfy the following elements of the Australian Technology Curriculum; identify how designers and technologists address competing considerations and tradeoffs in the design of products, services, environments and systems, Investigate the effectiveness and sustainability of a range of technologies, materials, systems, tools and equipment that support local community needs, Investigate sustainable systems of care for plants and animals that are grown, raised and processed for food, clothing and shelter for an identified purpose and explore and investigate needs or opportunities for designing and the resources required to realise designed solutions. This site also incorporates the cross curriculum priority, Australian and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

Mapping Aboriginal Perspectives and Cross Curriculum Content

Mapping Aboriginal Perspectives and Cross Curriculum Content | Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories | Scoop.it
mapping-aboriginal-perspective-and-cross-curriculum-content-k-10
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

This PDF document provides the reader with advice on incorporating Indigenous perspectives into various curriculum areas such as Technology. It is important that as educators dealing with various cultures we are aware of ways in which we can sensitively incorporate their traditions into the classroom. This document provides areas where care should be taken and ways the teacher can approach certain subjects. It outlines what type of activities, topics, resources and assessment educators should plan for. This document provides advice and suggestions for ages ranging from Prep to Year 10 and includes learning areas such as; Art, Science, Technology, English, Dance, Music and SOSE. The activities are designed to align with content descriptors from the New South Wales curriculum. This would mean in the stages of planning, educators outside of New South Wales would have to match the activities with their own curriculum content descriptors. This is the kind of document educators should refer to before the commencement of a unit whereby Indigenous Perspectives are included.

This document can be found directly at http://ab-ed.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/files/mapping-aboriginal-perspective-and-cross-curriculum-content-k-10.pdf.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

food processing

food processing | Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories | Scoop.it
Ngadjonji rainforest aboriginal people and their technology of food processing.
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

This site looks at the lives of an Aboriginal culture (the Rainforest People) and the technologies they used to survive in the environment. There are links to the types of food the people would eat and the processes they would use to remove poison from the foods and ensure they were safe to eat. Links are provided to detail each food item and what had to be done to the food before it can be eaten (cooking, grating, leaching etc). In addition to food processing there are pages containing information and photos on shelter, weapons and tools, basket making, lawyercane and fire as well as an insight into the present lives of the culture. This site contains language appropriate to the middle primary years and upwards. The site would cover the following Australian Technology Curriculum content descriptors: identify and explain properties and characteristics of a range of technologies and materials, recognise the contribution food and fibre production and food technologies make to modern and traditional societies, investigate how food preparation techniques can be selected and used to design and produce nutritious food. This site could also assist in the satisfaction of other learning areas such as English, History, Arts, Health and Physical Education and Science.

more...
Jenni Atkinson's comment, May 19, 2013 9:43 PM
This site is useful to show students about survival prior to supermarkets and as you state links well to the Technology strand of food production for traditional societies.
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's comment, May 21, 2013 6:36 PM
Jenni I agree, I think it is so important to show students how people survived by utilising what the environment gave to them. It really highlights the changes in technologies
Andrea Taylor's comment, May 23, 2013 8:51 AM
This site is beneficial when teaching students about the content strand 4.3 of Food and Fibre Production. To enhance a lesson based upon looking at technologies in traditional societies, if possible I would ask an elder of an Aboriginal Tribe to come to school and discuss their food technologies as well.
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

Aboriginal Contributions and Inventions

Aboriginal Contributions and Inventions | Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories | Scoop.it
2-2-1c
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

This is a worksheet, developed by the Education Department, which would be appropriate for students of a lower primary age. This work sheet shows students the inventions and technologies the Aboriginal cultures developed that have contributed to our present society. It involves students cutting out and reading the information about the various inventions and matching the information with the picture. There are links to the literacy general capability as the information is read and matched to pictorial clues. Students will be understanding the designers and technologists behind familar products, identify the designed solutions to community and personal needs and understand how animals and plants are used for food, clothing and shelter. This is a beneficial resource as it is something that can be given to the children to work on and it exemplifies the importance of the Aboriginal past technologies to our present and future society and the way technologies can develop over time to support changes in our needs. This resource was put into a blog as it would not Scoop directly onto the topic. It can be found directly at http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/socstud/foundation_gr2/blms/2-2-1c.pdf

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

The Department of Education - Aboriginal Education - Implementing APAC

The Department of Education - Aboriginal Education - Implementing APAC | Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories | Scoop.it
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

This site discusses the importance of cultural sensitivity when engaging with Aboriginal cultures and traditions, including their technologies. It provides a link which opens up another page full of documents students and teachers can peruse which highlight the different ways we can be respectful to the people which aspects of their culture in particular require sensitivity. In addition to the links for articles on respecting their culture there is also links to lesson plans and resources and how to teach Aboriginal students. A Technology learning area can be selected to bring up lesson plans and whole units on various Aboriginal groups and their technologies. As well as the Technology learning area there are also elements of Mathematics, the Arts and English evident within the units. Although this site has been developed by the Western Australian government, alterations to the curriculum statements would ensure it could still be used in Queensland schools. This is an important site as sensitivity issues must be addressed before students can start to explore the wonderful technologies created by our Indigenous people. This site would best suit the upper primary year levels.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton from Technology Resources - Lets build together
Scoop.it!

Draft Australian Curriculum: Technolgies


Via Jasmine Brix
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

This is the Draft Australian Technologies Curriculum which contains the aims, strands, key ideas, general capabilities, cross curriculum priorities, content descriptors, elaborations and acheivement standards of the Technologies learning area for Foundation to Year Eight.

more...
Sophie Smith's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:38 PM

This is the draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies strand document.  It outlines the core knowledge, understanding, skills and capabilities that students should achieve in each year level to support them in using technology to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens (ACARA, 2012; MCEECDYA, 2008).    

 

Mel Austen's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:29 AM

As the title suggests, the Draft of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies, is the technology section of the Australian Curriculum that is currently under development. However, as future educators who will be teaching the subject area of technology, it is imperative to be up to date with the most current curriculum. Therefore this item was scooped to provide easy access to the document to be used as a guide by educators when planning technology-based lessons. 

Michelle Irving's comment, June 1, 2013 11:07 PM
The Australian Curriculum- Technology guides us to create lessons that address the requirements of the KLA but also to give students a depth of knowledge of technologies. I think reading this document is important as often we confuse technology with science and I have seen schools where they 'lump' them together as one KLA. I think with this new document that teachers will realise that technology is not science and needs to be taught separately. My problem is that in an over crowded curriculum it is not going to be considered as important as many other subjects such as Maths, English and Science (the top 3) and will struggle for time.
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

Australian Aboriginal Technology

Australian Aboriginal Technology | Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories | Scoop.it
Business Architect & Coach #strategicplan #businessplan # businessmodel. #businesscoach. #collcons #bikeshare
Andrew is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

This Pinterest board by Andrew Leunig encompasses a variety of ‘pins’ leading to websites which contain images and information on a variety of technologies used to satisfy hunting, transportation, housing, hygiene, decorative, feeding, collection and spiritual needs of Australian Aboriginal communities. This resource is of a high quality and beneficial to the teachers of Technology as it contains numerous relevant links to technologies used in all aspects of the Australian Aboriginal traditional lifestyle. In relation to the Technologies Australian Curriculum, bands 3-6, the resource could be used to satisfy such content descriptors as; identify how technologists address competing considerations, identify and explain a range of characteristics and properties used for technologies and recognise contribution food and fibre production make to traditional societies. The board provides links to websites that develop the understandings required for these content descriptors. This resource would also be beneficial to an Indigenous Australians History unit.

more...
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's comment, May 4, 2013 12:54 AM
Thanks Jenni, it would be very helpful for students who want to explore the various technologies at their own pace.
Kia Sowden's comment, May 4, 2013 12:57 AM
Hi Rhianna, I have found a great worksheet that covers Aboriginal inventions and contributions to current society. Thought it might be useful for your topic. http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/socstud/foundation_gr2/blms/2-2-1c.pdf
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's comment, May 4, 2013 1:00 AM
Thank you very much for this resource Kia it was exactly what I have been searching for! Reading through the resource I had no idea that the Aboriginal people were responsible for things like corn and petroleum jelly!
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

Aboriginal Use of Native Plants WebQuest

Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

This WebQuest has been created for students to explore the way Indigenous people utilised their surrounding environment to meet the needs of the local communities. Links are provided directing students to information on native plants, bush foods then and now, technologies used to neutralise poisonous plants, technologies used to turn plants into medicine, paint and artefacts used for hunting, collecting, processing food and for decorative purposes. This WebQuest would satisfy the Technologies curriculum, Bands F-4, as students would be investigating the effectiveness of a range of technologies that support local community needs, recognising the contribution food production and technologies make to modern and traditional societies, critiquing, exploring and investigating needs or opportunities for designing technologies and producing solutions to these needs. After the exploration of the plants and their uses the student groups each design a garden for their school using the plants and describing how the plants were used by the Indigenous people. These activities incorporate Mathematics and English as student’s measure out garden beds and positions to plant seeds and draw these to scale on paper. Student’s also construct descriptive texts based on the plants and their uses, for an audience. This WebQuest supports the ICTs general capability (investigating using ICTs) and includes the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cross curriculum priority as well as allowing students to collaborate on a project, communicate to an audience and participate in self directed learning.

more...
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's comment, April 27, 2013 6:58 AM
I couldn't agree more Jenni and Malena, in addition to satisfying elements of the Technologies curriculum it also presents the information using ICT's and allows for student directed and self paced learning.
Kia Sowden's comment, May 4, 2013 12:42 AM
Hi Rhianna, The idea of using a webquest is also great as it is an engaging for of teaching, promoting self directed learning. It also allows students to work at their own pace ensuring that they do not get 'left behind'
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's comment, May 4, 2013 12:53 AM
I also feel that a WebQuest allows students to tick off tasks as they go so they have a feeling of accomplishment. It also provides an interesting way of displaying concepts.
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

Rock Art

Australia's true colors can be found in artwork that dates back to the time of Neanderthal man. See All National Geographic Videos http://video.nationalgeogr...
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

This YouTube clip contains imagery of the way the Indigenous people utilised the natural environment to create art. The clip also provides some information on the Indigenous cultures which would prove beneficial to students as they watched and listened to find out more about the people and their culture. There are also suggested videos which give links to other clips that portray topics such as; spear throwing, Australian Aboriginal music, Aboriginal culture and clips about didgeridoos. This would be a valuable resource for students to engage in and they could watch them as a whole class or choose a clip and report back to the class on what they have learnt, effectively teaching the whole class about a wide range of traditions within the Indigenous cultures.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

Aboriginal Plant Use and Technology

Aboriginal Plant Use and Technology | Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories | Scoop.it
aboriginal_plant_use_and_technology
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

This PDF document begins by defining technology and describes what the Aboriginal people used technologies for and how they were manufactured and the necessary equipment. It goes on to detail what plants were used for (weapons, shelters, transport, clothing, food, medicines) and talks about the way they are made now in present society. Images are provided to illustrate the plants used and the finished technologies developed. This document is very detailed and really looks into the who, what, when, where, why and how of the technologies created. The language used would be appropriate for the upper primary levels. Students could take this sheet as a hand out and using the information try to illustrate what the technology might look like before being shown the picture or they could be broken into small groups and given a plant use each to read about, research further and then present their findings to the class while the class take brief notes on the technology. This resource could be used to successfully integrate elements of History, English, the Arts, Science and Health and Physical Education into the Technology learning area. 

 

The original document can be found here: https://www.anbg.gov.au/gardens/education/programs/pdfs/aboriginal_plant_use_and_technology.pdf

more...
Jenni Atkinson's comment, May 19, 2013 9:41 PM
Rhianna this is a great tool to help with integrating Indigenous Perspectives into key learning areas.I agree that it is both detailed and informative.
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's comment, May 21, 2013 6:33 PM
Jenni thank you for your comment. This resource really stood out to me as it focused on so many different areas surrounding technology and Indigenous perspectives.
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

A Different Storytelling of Technology Education Curriculum Re-Visions: A Storytelling of Difference

A Different Storytelling of Technology Education Curriculum Re-Visions: A Storytelling of Difference | Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories | Scoop.it
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

I agree wholeheartedly with this article which supports the incorporation of Aboriginal cultures in teaching Technology education to students. The article, by Patricia O’Riley, begins by saying that in most cases the chosen technological stories have been articulated from a certain, somewhat narrow cultural community. According to the author this does not cater for the diverse range of students present in schools today. O’Riley calls for educators to tell a ‘universal story’ and incorporate past and present technologies from various societal and cultural groups, including those of the Aboriginal people. This article has further cemented my belief that Technology Studies should not just be integrated with learning areas like Maths and Science but should also include the integration of cultural perspectives to ensure a holistic technology education for all students. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and European Colonisation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and European Colonisation | Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories | Scoop.it
curric_assess_model_a_yrs1-3_unit_plan_ex_1 This unit plan was located on the QSA website
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

This PDF document is a Years 1-3 Integrated unit plan. The unit plan essentially looks at the importance the natural environment holds for the Indigenous cultures of Australia and how colonisation impacted on this. The integrated unit is largely focused on the Technology curriculum and the incorporation of Indigenous perspectives. The learning areas within the unit plan are SOSE, English, the Arts and Technology. This unit plan also incorporates the cross curriculum priority of Australian and Torres Strait Isnlader perspectives and the general capabilities of critical and creative thinking, ICTs and intercultural understanding. Links to the Australian Technology Draft Curriculum can be seen as students understand how people design and produce familar products, investigate technologies and sustainable systems of care for the environment and explore and investigate opportunites for design and the resources needed. This resource can be found directly at http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/downloads/p_10/curric_assess_model_a_yrs1-3_unit_plan_ex_1.pdf. It was placed on this blog as it could not be directly Scooped in. This resource would be beneficial to the primary technology teacher as it provides a holistic unit based on technology and Indigenous perspectives as well as the incorporation of other key leanring areas.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

Technology teacher education through a constructivist approach | Fox-Turnbull | Design and Technology Education: an International Journal

Technology teacher education through a constructivist approach | Fox-Turnbull | Design and Technology Education: an International Journal | Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories | Scoop.it
Technology teacher education through a constructivist approach
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

This article, written by Wendy-Fox Turnball and Paul Snape, professors from New Zealand, describes how the constructivist learning theory can be used to effectively teach technology understanding and develop technology practices. The paper describes the suitability of the constructivist approach to the holistic and practical Technology curriculum and the approaches ability to develop the skills necessary for success in a 21st Century society. The study involves final year pre-service teachers who discover how their reflective thinking, researching, planning, creating, collaboration and communication of a design idea is improved through the use of the constructivist approach. This article has been curated as I am a firm believer in the effectiveness of the constructivist approach in any learning area and this demonstrates its effectiveness to the Technology curriculum in particular.

 

more...
Kia Sowden's comment, May 4, 2013 12:36 AM
Hi Rhianna, I completely agree that a constructivist pedagogy is effective for teaching technology. Within a constructivist approach students are required to build their own understandings through doing. This means that the student in active in the learning process, rather than passive as in the traditional approaches to teaching. The following article outlines the basis of a constructivist approach, which you may find interesting http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/envrnmnt/drugfree/sa3const.htm
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's comment, May 4, 2013 12:42 AM
Hi Kia, thank you for that article it really enforces the benefits of constructivist approach.
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Terrific Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Terrific Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools | Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories | Scoop.it
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

Mind mapping tools can be used to assist students in planning and generating ideas when designing technologies or organising the information they have learnt. This resource describes and provides links to ten mind mapping tools. Students can use these free and engaging online tools to collect and record technologies the Indigenous people used and what aspects of their lives the technologies enhanced and were used in. In the Year 5-6 band students could use mind mapping tools to explain the properties of a range of technologies, analyse components of materials, document design ideas and develop project plans. This resource could also be used in the F-2 classroom as a whole class and in small groups or individually in the 3-4 band level. In addition to the Technologies learning area, brainstorming is an effective tool utilised in almost all other subjects including Science, History and English. 

more...
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's comment, May 6, 2013 6:47 PM
I agree with you Kia, my professional experience placements have shown that these online mind mapping tools are great for whole class concept maps as they allow you to add in ideas, categorise them and save the document to return to later. Students can also add to them as they develop their knowledge of a subject and the layout and print is much neater and more organised than something we could do on the board. I curated this as I thought it would also help students brainstorm design ideas!
Jenni Atkinson's comment, May 19, 2013 9:46 PM
I also agree and think that mind mapping tools have a place in any subject area where students need to organise ideas or be creative.I have used a few when on prac in a year 5 laptop class during a sustainability unit where students were designing a sustainable room.
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's comment, May 21, 2013 6:37 PM
Exactly, it really allows them to easwily chop and change their ideas and store them in the one place!
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

Aboriginal Technology - introduction

Aboriginal Technology - introduction | Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories | Scoop.it
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

This resource is an example unit plan for teaching children about the technologies used by the Aboriginal people. This unit could be used in conjunction with the other resources curated in this collection. It provides a learning sequence, outcomes and statements and reference material for teacher use. The outcomes and curriculum links may need to be altered to align with the Australian Curriculum (or curriculum used by the teacher’s state). In draft form, alignment can be seen within the Technologies curriculum, particularly the Design and Technologies strand of bands F-6. Students could use the resources and learning activities within the plan to investigate the effectiveness and sustainability of the technologies used, recognise the contribution food and fibre production make to traditional societies, investigate how food preparation was used to produce nutritious food and critique, explore and investigate the needs or opportunities for design. This unit also incorporates elements of ICT (computer research), English (written and spoken communication and texts), History (exploring aspects of traditional societies) and the cross curriculum priority of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton
Scoop.it!

Australian Indigenous tools and technology - australia.gov.au

Australian Indigenous tools and technology - australia.gov.au | Teaching Technology through Australian Indigenous culture and histories | Scoop.it
Rhianna Elizabeth Hilton's insight:

This Australian Government website provides a comprehensive list of tools and technologies utilised by the Australian Indigenous people. The design and uses of the technologies are described and links to a more in depth description are provided. Additional links to pages describing the technological processes used in Indigenous architecture, art and tracking are also given.

In particular to the Design and Technologies strand of the Australian Technology Curriculum this resource could be used to demonstrate to students in the F-2 band how the Indigenous people utilised products from the natural environment like animal skin, stone and wood to produce technologies that meet personal and local community needs.

It could also be used to show students in the 5-6 band the technologies used so they can then identify characteristics and properties that made them useful. For example, spears were made from light wood because that particular wood was light, tall and straight.

more...
No comment yet.