Aboriginal Cultural Immersion

Course code ABOR2022Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

Students will be directly exposed and participate in at least two major Australian Aboriginal cultural experiences which might include weaving, painting, cultural transmedia, dance or music.

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

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Develop an introductory level of understanding of Aboriginal cultural practices.
2. Develop elementary practical skills required in Aboriginal cultural practice.
3. Acknowledge Aboriginal cultural practices as they relate to holistic understandings of culture.
4. Develop a sense of shared community teamwork as it relates to cultural practices and work.
5. Develop a practical understanding of Aboriginal society's social structures as practiced through cultural expression and oral and graphic history.
ContentStudents will undertake practical cultural experiences in course workshops for a total four hours per week over the semester. Each of these practical workshops will address in oral traditions the cultural significance of skills involved, division of labour associated with practices, contemporary practices and holistic orientation of cohesive community work practices.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeABOR1110 or equivalent introductory Aboriginal Studies course
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIntegrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Group/tutorial participation and contributionEngagement in structured activities 1000 word equivalent
JournalReflective journal exploring the cultural journey undertaken 1,500 word or equivalent
Presentations - GroupFinal Presentation of work 3,000 word equivalent
Contact HoursStudio: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ABOR2022