Indigenous Australian Education - 2016

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Unit summary

EDC370

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Journal - Reflective journal (35%) , Presentation - Presentation (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

This unit was previously known as EDP370 Indigenous Australian Education.

An introduction to complex cultural environments and roles interconnected with Indigenous Australian education. Critical reflection and assessment of teaching in an Indigenous Australian context.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify and analyse personal cultural imperatives in Indigenous Australian contexts 
  2. engage in research that interprets Indigenous contemporary and historical themes to inform teaching roles and practices in an Australian teaching context
  3. select and apply appropriate teaching strategies in an Indigenous Australian context
  4. critically reflect on teaching strategies and philosophies to develop a proactive learning environment
  5. identify and evaluate various stakeholders and resources that support the implementation of an Australian Indigenous learning environment.
  • Journal — Reflective journal (35%)
  • Presentation — Presentation (30%)
  • Report (35%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

You don't have to enrol in this unit if you have completed EDP370 Indigenous Australian Education as they are considered equivalents.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Acknowledgement of Country - intro to unit - background to studies - FAQ
2Preparation to teach - identity, culture & stereotypes
3Indigenous history - the implications for education
4Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander contemporary education
5Indigenous Terms of Reference (ITR)
6History & culture of the Torres Strait Islanders
7Contemporary issues: languages & communication
8Gifted & talented Indigenous students
9The Stolen Generations - implications for teaching
10Cross-cultural teaching
11Wealth of experiences - working with Indigenous teaching assistants
12The role of education in reconciliation

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Learning and Teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait

    By:Harrison, Neil

    ISBN: 9780190303204

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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