Two-way Science conference

Two-way Science conference

24 November 2022

In the news Public school life

Twenty-seven schools from across the state came together on Noongar Boodjar for the first Two-way Science conference.

The two-day event brought together educators to celebrate the importance of Aboriginal knowledge and share how they partner with their communities to develop culturally responsive integrated learning programs. The event included Two-way Science activities, cultural performances, workshops and presentations that showcase the work of schools and communities engaged in the program.

Elders in attendance acknowledged the Department’s commitment to recognise and value Aboriginal knowledge through the Two-way Science Initiative.

Schools and communities celebrate the importance of Two-way learning

The Two-way Science Initiative provides an opportunity for all students to learn about science from the world’s oldest continuing cultures and connects the Western Australian Curriculum Science to Aboriginal knowledges.

The initiative focuses on building understanding and respect for Aboriginal histories, cultures, people, knowledge, and experiences for all students while strengthening wellbeing and learning outcomes for Aboriginal students.

To find out more, check out the Two-way Science Initiative playlist.

A special thank you to all the schools and communities involved:
Baldivis Secondary College
Beachlands Primary School
Broome North Primary School
Broome Senior High School
Clifton Park Primary School
Coolbinia Primary School
Djugerari Remote Community School
East Kalgoorlie Primary School
Fitzroy Valley District High School
La Grange Remote Community School
Laverton School
Leeming SHS Educ Support Ctr
Leinster Community School
Leonora District High School
Madeley Primary School
Maidens Park PS
Makybe Rise Primary School
Menzies Community School
Mount Margaret Remote Comm. Sch.
Ngaanyatjarra Lands School - Wanarn campus
Ngaanyatjarra Lands School - Warburton campus
Ngaanyatjarra Lands School - Kiwirrkurra campus
O'Connor Primary School
One Arm Point Remote Community School
Quairading District High School
Roseworth Primary School
Shenton College
Waggrakine Primary School
Wiluna Remote Community School