Indigenous Australian Education - 2018

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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 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Essay (30%) , Journal - Critical reflective journal (30%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 820.00
HECS 820.00
International 1,070.00

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.
  • Essay (30%)
  • Journal — Critical reflective journal (30%)
  • Presentation — Teaching presentation (40%)

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.

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
1Welcome to and Acknowledgement of Country. Intro to unit.
2Preparation to Teach Identity Culture and Stereotypes
3Indigenous Australian Histories and Policies.
4Torres Strait Islander History and Culture
5Indigenous Placement and Displacement
6The Impact of Socio-Economics on Indigenous Students
7Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous students
8Commonwealth and State Resources
9Indigenous Languages and Communication
10Indigenous Literacy Strategies
11Specialised Programs for the Diversity of Indigenous Students
12Preparations to Teach Indigenous Perspectives in the classroom.

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 is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation 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.

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