Available in 2021
Course code

EDUC6912

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course will develop Initial Teacher Education Students’ (ITES) understanding of Aboriginal culture and the challenges faced by Aboriginal students when they attend formal institutions such as schools. The course addresses Aboriginal education and social policies that have impacted on Aboriginal communities, particularly in NSW; cultural differences and related pedagogies; teaching strategies, including anti-racism strategies; and the inclusion of the Aboriginal community in the delivery of knowledge within the schooling system.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Trimester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Recognise the importance of teaching Aboriginal Studies in the context of contemporary Australian society.

2. Understand and respect traditional and contemporary Aboriginal cultures.

3. Demonstrate appropriate pedagogy for teaching Indigenous students.

4. Demonstrate knowledge of strategies for combating racism in school settings.

5. Recognise the protocols of effective consultation with Aboriginal communities.

6. Understand the importance of Aboriginal education and social policies that have impacted on Aboriginal communities, particularly in NSW


Content

The following topics and content will be covered:

  • History of Aboriginal education in NSW
  • 2008 NSW Aboriginal Education & Training Policy
  • Involving the Aboriginal community, partnership in Aboriginal education
  • Quality Teaching & Aboriginal students, comparing Aboriginal learning pedagogies & QT
  • Understanding Otitis Media & Aboriginal English in a classroom setting
  • Develop Aboriginal perspectives through contemporary diversity of Aboriginal Communities
  • Development of Aboriginal perspectives through literacy & numeracy
  • Analysis of cultural bias in resources
  • Roles of Aboriginal education workers and the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group
  • Examining racism

Assumed knowledge

Nil


Assessment items

Essay: Essay 30%

In Term Test: Examination 40%

Presentation: Case Study and Presentation 30%


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Online Activity

Online 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.