Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Topics
    • Welcome to and Acknowledgement of Country. Intro to unit.
    • Preparation to Teach Identity Culture and Stereotypes
    • Indigenous Australian Histories and Policies.
    • Torres Strait Islander History and Culture
    • Indigenous Placement and Displacement
    • The Impact of Socio-Economics on Indigenous Students
    • Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous students
    • Commonwealth and State Resources
    • Indigenous Languages and Communication
    • Indigenous Literacy Strategies
    • Specialised Programs for the Diversity of Indigenous Students
    • Preparations to Teach Indigenous Perspectives in the classroom.
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

Entry Requirements

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


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

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject 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.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Assignment 1 - Essay (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Critical reflective journal (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Teaching presentation (40%)

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 subject

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