EDF2031 - Indigenous perspectives on teaching and learning - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Education

Chief examiner(s)

David Bright

Unit guides

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Peninsula

  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Prohibitions

EDF2120, EDF4513

Synopsis

This unit develops students' knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and explores Indigenous perspectives on teaching and learning. Students develop their 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, histories, cultures and languages. They develop skills and insights into how to engage learners from Indigenous and traditional communities and create partnerships to improve learning outcomes.

Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate broad knowledge of, understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and languages
  2. demonstrate knowledge of Indigenous rights, language and celebration
  3. understand cultural protocols and terms as they pertain to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  4. demonstrate understanding of the impact of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the education of students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds by developing culturally responsive curriculum practices.

Assessment

Reflection summaries (2000 words, 50%)

Oral group task (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester/term comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • 2 hours per week
  2. Requirements for on-campus block City-based students:
    • one intensive weekend block
    • at least 4 hours of active online engagement in Moodle activities per term
  3. Requirements for offshore Kaplan-based students:
    • one intensive block (usually from Thursday to Sunday)
    • at least 4 hours of online study per term
  4. Additional requirements (all students):
    • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

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