EDUC6912

Aboriginal Education

10 Units

This course will develop students' 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 pedagogues; teaching strategies, including anti racism strategies; and the inclusion of the Aboriginal community in the delivery of knowledge within the schooling system.

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

Previously offered in 2015

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be expected 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 & Aboriignal English in a classroom setting
  • Develop Aboriginal perspectives through contemporary diversity of Aboriignal Communities
  • Development of Aboriginal perspectives through liiteracy & numeracy
  • Analysis of cultural bias in resources
  • Roles of Aboriginal education workers and the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group
  • Examining racism
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Integrated Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Essay - 1000 words - 20 %
  • Examination: Formal - 2 Hour Exam - 100 words - 40 %
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises - Case Study - 2000 words - 40 %
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6912

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