Indigenous Education

Course code EDUC6274Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis course provides students with the opportunity to:
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.
ContentThe 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
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 1
Students are required to complete an online learning journal and analysis related to indigenous education.
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 2
Students are required to apply their understanding of Indigenous education to the context of a classroom, school or school system.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6274