Communicating with Aboriginal People Across Genres

Course code ABOR1420Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

Designed to increase the base level knowledge and understanding of the most effective means of communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities. The course covers an introduction of communication processes from traditional to contemporary situations. Processes surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander protocols, decision making, communication styles including verbal, non-verbal, graphical, performance are studied The course also extends its exploration into the images of Aborigines in contemporary media.

All ABOR courses are constructed with the Wollotuka Institute's Cultural Standards Framework.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will develop:
1. Improved communication practices between themselves and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
2. A basic understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communication practices and protocols
3. An introductory understanding of the diversity of communication styles
4. A basic understanding of the role of media communication in decolonisation
ContentThe course covers:
1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communication styles from traditional to contemporary
2. Understanding and acknowledgement of diversity of cultural protocols
3. Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages
4. Exploration of oral, non-verbal, song, dance, art and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artifacts and communication tools
5. Role of media communication image in decolonisation
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeABOR1410 or equivalent background in Aboriginal or Indigenous studies and/or experiences.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Written Assignment
Other: (please specify)Written Assignment
ProjectsIndividual Project
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ABOR1420