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Cool Burning (Secondary) nm


This short course provides you with the teaching tools that can be used to engage students in real-life learning about the ‘cool burning’ land management strategy used by Indigenous Australians for thousands of years. 

In this 2-hour course, we will guide you through:

  • An introduction to the traditional method of managing country through ‘cool burning’.
  • A description of the environmental, social and economic benefits of cool burning. 
  • An explanation of the explicit links that can be made to the cross-curriculum priority areas and general capability statements of the Australian Curriculum.
  • A range of activities that can be used in your Geography, Science, or English classroom to engage students about the importance of traditional knowledge in caring for country. 

This course is designed to support teachers in integrating the cross-curricular priority areas of Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander histories and cultures into their Years 7 to 10 Geography, Science or English lessons. 


Geography, Science and English teachers, heads of department and curriculum co-ordinators; ideal for casual relief teachers and student teachers too!


This is a 2-hour short course available online. This course can be completed at any stage over a two-week period. 


This course will run with the following start dates:

  • 1st June 2015

How much? 

$89 + GST

This course contributes to 2.0 professional development hours.

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