Aboriginal Education, Policies & Issues

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. 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

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Examination: Class

Participation: Group/Tutorial Participation

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study

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