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 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able 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
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essays/Written assignments
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies
Contact Hours
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Distance students are expected to engage in Online Learning activities for the equivalent of 3 hours per week for the full term.)
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for EDUC6274
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