Sky Stories is a professional learning project initiated by Charles Sturt University (CSU) and coordinated and co funded by Future Moves, designed to use astronomy to engage students in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics
At the core of Sky Stories is engagement in:
- innovation in student learning and teaching through Science and Technology
- use of social media as a ‘networked’ public space in which to collaborate, build and share knowledge
- localising ‘stories’ in school communities
- Indigenous knowledge and perspectives
- modelling ‘reconciliation’ in action
- identifying and demonstrating career paths which focus on Science and Technology
- Teacher professional learning and reflection.
An integral element of the project is acknowledging the links between students, the school curriculum, family, community and their sky stories. This enables new ways of learning, teaching and community engagement around science. The use of social media is pivotal to this process and enables pilot schools to capture, share, collaborate and reflect upon the new ways of science in their own community, between Sky Stories communities and beyond.
Community Observation Nights
Sky Stories also promotes community engagement, hands on learning and cultural inclusion through schools or Future Moves hosting an observation event. Viewing the moon, planets, sun during night or day is rich learning experience for all involved.
To find out more about the Danygamalanha program and how to get involved, contact CSU’s Indigenous Liaison Coordinator, Nathan Peckham.