The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code

ABOR1420

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

Designed to increase the base level knowledge and understanding of the most effective means of communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities. The course covers an introduction of communication processes from traditional to contemporary situations. Processes surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander protocols, decision making, communication styles including verbal, non-verbal, graphical, performance are studied The course also extends its exploration into the images of Aborigines in contemporary media.

All ABOR courses are constructed with the Wollotuka Institute's Cultural Standards Framework.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Winter - 2019.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Improved communication practices between themselves and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

2. A basic understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communication practices and protocols

3. An introductory understanding of the diversity of communication styles

4. A basic understanding of the role of media communication in decolonisation


Content

The course covers:

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communication styles from traditional to contemporary
  2. Understanding and acknowledgement of diversity of cultural protocols
  3. Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages
  4. Exploration of oral, non-verbal, song, dance, art and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artifacts and communication tools
  5. Role of media communication image in decolonisation

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Report: Report

Journal: Journal