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 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
OurimbahSemester 1, Semester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ABOR3500