units

EDF2120

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Dr Marc Pruyn

Synopsis

This unit explores Indigenous and non-Western traditional education for both students and adults within a local and global perspective and supports students to expand their understanding of Indigenous cultures and consider Indigenous and local forms of education alongside the provision of mainstream schooling by nation states. The two foci of this unit are: first, to introduce education programs which have successfully engaged with learners from Indigenous and traditionally oriented societies and achieved improvements in their education outcomes, and second, to situate mainstream provision of Indigenous education in students' future teaching contexts. Of critical importance are an examination of the positioning of Indigenous and traditional education systems within the nation state, the impact of colonisation, issues pertaining to the retention and maintenance of Indigenous and traditional knowledge through education, and the role of international organisations in protecting, preserving and maintaining Indigenous and traditional education systems. Students use their teaching experiences, an extensive national and international literature, an array of teaching and learning resources, and capacity for critical analysis to develop skills and insights into how to engage learners from Indigenous and traditional communities and create successful academic partnerships that improve academic outcomes.

Outcomes

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

  1. have an understanding of the terms 'Indigenous', 'local', 'traditional' and 'traditional owner' as they pertain to education
  2. explore the role of education in nation building and the place of Indigenous and local non-Western traditional education claims within nation building
  3. become aware of issues pertaining to the retention and maintenance of Indigenous and non-Western traditional knowledge through education
  4. identify the role of international organisations in protecting, preserving and maintaining Indigenous and non-Western traditional education systems
  5. use this knowledge when developing a pedagogical approach, Indigenous educational content in their area of expertise, appropriate assessment tasks and a robust evaluation framework to improve their professional practice.

Assessment

Assessment task 1 (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Assessment task 2 (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 24 contact hours per semester

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

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Chief examiner(s)