Switching Black Power back on in Indig. Learning

Course code ABOR6006Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

The National Aboriginal Education Committee (NAEC) emphasised that teachers and schools must: " ... develop an education theory and pedagogy that takes into account Aboriginal epistemology. (1987: 12).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people consistently raise their concerns that schooling outcomes for their children are woefully inadequate. The pedagogical approach taken by most teachers was and continues to be inappropriate, and that the appropriateness to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students of current teaching practices needs to be thoroughly investigated.
Students of this course will undertake study in the uses of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learning styles accompanied by an appropriate pedagogy; how to determine individual learning styles as accurately as possible; how to encourage the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learner to develop the skills and learning needed for Australia today; and develop strategies whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are involved in the planning and implementation of policies on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Learning appropriate pedagogy for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
2. Develop strategies of best practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
3. Develop strategies for the development of relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
4. Investigate the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers in learning institutions
5. Evaluate alternate assessment policies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners
Content1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learning pedagogies
2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities involvement
3. Roles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers and the AECG
4. Educational expectations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
5. Alternate assessment strategies
6. What is a successful educational outcome
Replacing Course(s)new course
Transitionno transition required
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompleted undergraduate program in teacher education
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Lecture
Forums
Student Projects
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Collaborative Talking Circle - (equivalent of) 1000 words - 35%
Special Study (1500 words) - 35%
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesCase Study - 2500 words - 30%
Contact HoursSeminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term