Indigenous Education

Course code EDUC6274
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


This course is designed to provoke students' awareness of the history and culture of Australian Indigenous people, deepen students' understanding of issues and what works in Indigenous education, and examine ways in which reconciliation can be achieved through education.



  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop a critical understanding of key concepts related to Indigenous education;

2. Critically evaluate what works in Indigenous education; and

3. Examine ways in which reconciliation can be achieved through education.


The following list indicates indicative course content:

  • precontact Indigenous Australia
  • postcontact Indigenous Australia
  • contemporary issues
  • Indigenous education policies past to present
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies across the curriculum
  • teaching Indigenous culture
  • the importance of community
  • Indigenous ways of knowing
  • the role of education in reconciliation

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written assignments

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

Contact Hours


Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Distance students are expected to engage in Online Learning activities for the equivalent of 3 hours per week for the full term.