Indigenous Education

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

This 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.

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
Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge NA
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Teaching Methods Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment Item 1 Students are required to complete an online learning journal and analysis related to indigenous education.
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment Item 2 Students are required to apply their understanding of Indigenous education to the context of a classroom, school or school system.
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6274

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