INDIGI LAB calls for a more inclusive in STEM education
INDIGI LAB are advocating for Indigenous sciences and knowledge’s to be respect maintained and protected and they say that science education needs to be more inclusive of Indigenous Australia’s and said an education system that encourages Indigenous inclusion is a way to sustain Indigenous languages and culture and by doing this is also sustain the environment as both are connected.
“We want a future where Indigenous knowledge’s are the driving force behind science, technology and digital innovation as our science are 80,000 years old and built one sustainable practices and that knowledge is priceless but we need to reform the STEM education to be more reflective of our sciences and knowledge systems and also the community wants and needs.”
“We want to propose to the government and the STEM sector a STREAMS education model. A model that will enable Indigenous Australians to be at the forefront of Sciences, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Sustainability.”INDIGI LAB Founder and Director, Luke Briscoe
Our cultures and environments are inseparable and by designing and education system that supports Indigenous lead sustainable practices we are giving our kids a future on earth.” Says INDIGI LAB Founder and Director Luke Briscoe.
Indigenous Knowledge has become the accepted term to include the beliefs and understandings of non-western people acquired through long-term association with a place. It is knowledge based on the social, physical and spiritual understandings which have informed the people’s survival and contributed to their sense of being in the world.
Indigenous knowledge can translate into very sophisticated science that connects with the natural environment and only in recent years have scientist acknowledged the role Indigenous science plays in sustaining Australia’s ecosystem and the positive impact it has on the economy.
“I think Western and Indigenous sciences can come together. I think it’s about time Australia revises its history and I feel that they are willing but we need to work together to make this happen.” Says Bruce Pascoe.
“We want a future where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are leading in science, technology and digital innovation but we need to reform the STEM education to be more reflective of our sciences and knowledge systems and also the community wants and needs.” INDIGI LAB Founder and Director, Luke Briscoe
“We want to propose to the government and the STEM sector a STREAMS education model. A model that will enable Indigenous Australians to be at the forefront of Sciences, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Sustainability.”
“We are survey all Australians to see how a STREAMS education model can be achieved.” Says Mr Briscoe
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