Cultural Awareness: The Non-indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Interface
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- 29 May 2023
- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the cultural and institutional issues that impact on the capacity and willingness of non-Indigenous people to extend educational justice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and peoples.
- Identify, critically analyse and select local and national teaching and learning resources, and pedagogies, to foster and develop all students’ knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, history and engagement in education.
- Demonstrate evidence of an ethical teaching practice that is effective in realising the goals of restorative justice, in order to achieve educational justice and Reconciliation for all students, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous students.
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
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Students are enabled to constructively consider the interface of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous issues, histories, cultures and perspectives in education, the curriculum and the ‘hidden curriculum’. The subject has four foci which are integrated: identity/ nationalism, history, ethics and pedagogy. It considers these foci as they relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and non-Indigenous students, cultural engagement and racism in education and in Australian society. The subject enables students to develop an ethical position and critical reflection to recognise that cultural engagement in any classroom is contingent on the teacher’s awareness of his/her own cultural positioning; and the process and pedagogy enables students to identify and challenge institutional political, racial and social injustices in education. The subject enables students to own a position from which to be confident and capable to teach the interface of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous histories and perspectives since colonisation and to teach Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous students with cultural insight and respect. The subject fosters deep thinking and engagement with ethical issues that are vital to being an effective and transformative teacher capable of fostering restorative justice and reconciliation.
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