Context: Engineering is a set of practices and principles evidenced in the artefacts of human cultures. In the 21st century there is growing understanding of the implications of this for supporting innovation and sustainable practices. This paper specifically considers how Aboriginal cultures employed engineering principles prior to European arrival. Taking into account this combination of engineering principles, this paper introduces the next steps towards a framework for integrating Indigenous knowledge into the engineering curriculum. The aim is to provide a guide for engineering educators towards establishing and/or strengthening their engagement with local community knowledge holders to explore the principles and practices as well as teaching strategies of Indigenous technical knowledge.
|Title of host publication||28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2017)|
|Editors||Nazmul Huda, David Inglis, Nicholas Tse, Graham Town|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|