Increases awareness of Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples’ beliefs, understandings, histories, ways of living and social commitments whilst raising understanding of matters relevant to a shared Australian history and valued future for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Topic 1: Valuing Cultural Safety within a ‘Cultural Competency Framework’
Topic 2: Indigenous Philosophies and World-views
Topic 3: Well-being –Social and Emotional Well-being
Topic 4: Kinship, Relatedness and Caring for Country
Topic 5: Communication and Narratives
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||show an appreciation for the diversity and complexity of Indigenous Australian world-views, philosophies and lore/law as well as an appreciation of Indigenous Australian world-views and cultural practices as legitimate bodies of knowledge within a dominant western paradigm||Cultural competence|
|2||outline the foundations of cultural safety and a basis for a cultural competency framework within an Indigenous Australian context||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|3||describe Indigenous Australian notions of wellbeing, ways of being in the world and Indigenous knowledge systems||Cultural competence|
|4||examine the concept of Indigenous relatedness with particular regards to Australian Indigenous kinship and the relationship Indigenous Australians have with their environment||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|5||recognise the ways that Indigenous peoples throughout the world have maintained their cultures through communication, literary and education systems, with an analysis of Indigenous ways in education in an Australian context||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|6||outline Indigenous spirituality/religion, ceremony and ritual including both traditional and contemporary beliefs and practices in Australia.||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 3 hours (12)|
|Exam: take home||50%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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