units

EDF4513

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedBerwick First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Gillian Kidman (Berwick); Mr Peter Anderson (Clayton)

Synopsis

This unit explores local and global Indigenous perspectives on teaching and learning. It develops students' knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The unit considers Indigenous and other forms of education alongside the provision of mainstream schooling by nation states. Students develop understanding of the impact of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the education of students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. They explore and utilise education programs which have successfully engaged with learners from Indigenous and traditionally oriented societies and achieved improvements in their education outcomes. Students also develop broad knowledge, understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their histories, cultures and languages to meet expectations in the Australian Curriculum and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. They develop skills and insights into how to engage learners from Indigenous and traditional communities and create successful partnerships that improve academic outcomes and foster reconciliation.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate cross-cultural skills and knowledge in developing partnerships with Indigenous education experts
  2. demonstrate understanding of the impact of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the education of students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds
  3. understand appropriate cultural protocols with respect to terms like 'Indigenous', 'local', 'traditional' and 'traditional owner' as they pertain to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  4. develop skills to utilise appropriate teaching strategies for Indigenous learners
  5. demonstrate broad knowledge of, understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and languages, to promote reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians
  6. use this knowledge in developing teaching and learning strategies related to understanding Indigenous education.

Assessment

Lesson plan (1200 words, 30%)
Portfolio of learning tasks (2800 words, 70%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students (in non-placement weeks):

  • 1 hour lecture
  • 2 hour tutorial

(b.) Additional requirements

  • 3 hours of directed online activity
  • 6 hours of independent study per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Enrolment in pre-service teacher education qualification, Bachelor of Education or Graduate Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development or by special permission