"Community development is not about defining and establishing something called community, but rather an ongoing and complex process of dialogue, exchange, consciousness raising, education and action aimed at helping the people concerned to determine and develop their own version of community." (Rowse,T. 1995 p. 93-93) The course was developed to investigate the different processes of communication in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and government departments. Providing an extensive background knowledge of the cultural differences within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. An examination will be undertaken of the significance of oral traditions and the importance they hold to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The course explores the historical and political influences on community structure and how that has impact on the future development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. In this we illustrate the processes into all decision-making used in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Students will examine possibilities for future development through the accessing of government funding and the necessary protocols needed to forge realistic community partnerships.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies|
Semester 2 - 2015
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|Timetable||2015 Course Timetables for ABOR6004|