Aboriginal Education, Policies and Issues

Course code ABOR3500Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

This course is primarily designed for students wishing to undertake a teaching career. The course addresses Aboriginal education and social policies that have impacted on Aboriginal communities; particularly in NSW; cultural differences and related pedagogues; teaching strategies, including anti racism strategies; and the inclusion of the Aboriginal community in the delivery of knowledge within the schooling system.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
OurimbahSemester 1, Semester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Recognise the importance of teaching Aboriginal Studies in the context of Australia's modern society.
2. understand and respect traditional and contemporary Aboriginal cultures;
3. learn appropriate pedagogy for teaching Indigenous students;
4. recognise the protocols of effective consultation with Aboriginal communities;
5. gain knowledge and skills in combating racism within the school situation
Content? History of Aboriginal education in NSW
? 1996 NSW Aboriginal Education Policy
? Aboriginal community involvement
? Aboriginal learning pedagogues
? Roles of Aboriginal education workers and the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group
? Development of Aboriginal perspectives into teaching
? Development of Aboriginal Studies units
? Analysis of cultural bias in resources
? Examining racism
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Classtest 40%
Group/tutorial participation and contributionGroup work (1,000 words) 20%
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesCase study (2,000 words) - 40%
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 ABOR3500