The Primary Connections Indigenous Perspectives Framework was developed in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, cultural consultants, Indigenous education and linguistic experts and other stakeholders with funding from the Australian Government Department of Education. The Framework is based on national research findings on Indigenous education in Australia. Primary Connections gratefully acknowledges the contributions of those involved in the development of the Framework.
The Framework supports the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives in Primary Connections. Implementation of the Framework enhances science and literacy learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and increases non-Indigenous students’ and teachers’ awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in science.
Primary Connections curriculum units provide links to relevant opportunities to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures. These opportunities are identified in the resources with the icon.
The Primary Connections Indigenous Perspectives Framework is underpinned by six organising ideas:
Science elaborations from ACARA
95 Science elaborations addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.