Coming Into Community
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- 28 Aug 2023
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 25,000 students and 2,400 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Draw on a deeper knowledge of Noongar Boodjar and examine how this and other knowledge systems are crucial to flourishing in university, work, and civic life.
- Build knowledge and competency in moving across cultures and new communities.
- Find, assess, and use a variety of source material for professional and academic work.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the arts and practices of dialogue, listening, observation, kindness, teamwork and emotional intelligence, and their applications in work, civic and academic contexts.
- Nidja Noongar Boodjar
- Mapping where we are
- Moving in and out of places, communities and cultures
- Road Trip 1
- The Academy: moving into the university community
- Getting underway with writing
- Creativity, music and connection
- Moving into community through fiction and creative writing
- Co-operation, collaboration & being together
- Road trip 2
- Turning inward
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
Working with people often demands sophisticated skills and artfulness and this unit takes seriously the task of coming into a place, listening, learning, and working collaboratively. ART101 is designed to prepare you to “make a difference in the world” in ways that are responsible, creative, and thoughtful. It is designed to support you to continue preparing for life outside of university: in the labour market, in civic life, in families, and as volunteers in initiatives that seek to create sustainable futures for generations that follow.
ART101 will support you to prepare for a modern labour market, particularly in industry areas associated with justice, creative work, fairness, cross-cultural dialogue, ecological sustainability, and responsible government, as well as being active citizens, and supporting healthy family relationships and social groups. The learning experiences of this unit also provide further insight into important practices for university and professional life, including writing, thinking, reading, viewing, research, and collaborative work.
The unit introduces you to knowledge, ideas and practices that foster clear thinking, relational maturity, ethical strength, and cross-cultural competence. The unit draws on a variety of knowledge traditions, beginning with Noongar katitj (Noongar knowledge systems), particularly in relation to the Murdoch University campus. You will learn by “doing and experiencing” on campus and further afield, and if you are an external student, we bring these experiences to you in virtual ways, as well as giving you tasks and ideas for experiential learning where you are.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Participation (20%)
- Annotated Resource Portfolio (20%)
- Coming into Community Creative Piece (30%)
- Learning Journal (30%)
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