Communicating with Aboriginal People Across Genres

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

The 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

Assumed Knowledge

ABOR1410 or equivalent background in Aboriginal or Indigenous studies and/or experiences.

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion - weekly

Essay: Essay

Project: Individual Project

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term