Introduces students to other Indigenous cultures throughout the world. Explores the impacts of colonialism on these cultures and the parallels of invasion, dispossession, massacre, marginalisation and government intervention. Introduces students to examples of Indigenous self-determination in areas of education, health and law. In the context of Indigenous empowerment, students will be exposed to various approaches adopted around the world for Indigenous cultural survival and rejuvenation.
Unit contentTopic 1: Discuss and debate the definition of Indigenous identity and First Nationhood
Topic 2: Identify and locate First Nations (Indigenous) peoples of the world
Topic 3: Pre-colonial Indigenous world views
Topic 4: Impact of colonisation on Indigenous peoples and culture
Topic 5: Comparison of international Indigenous socio-economic indicators
Topic 6: International Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty
Topic 7: The United Nations and Indigenous rights
Topic 8: International networking of Indigenous peoples
Topic 9: Racism and Indigenous peoples
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||explain what Indigenous means in a national and international context.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||identify Indigenous peoples and cultures around the world.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||compare and contrast the characteristics of a number of international Indigenous cultures.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||compare and contrast various pre-colonial Indigenous world views with Indigenous Australian world views.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||critically analyse selected world views and Indigenous world views.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|6||describe the similar experiences of colonial impact on Indigenous cultures and peoples.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|7||identify, critically analyse established policies and procedures that empower Indigenous peoples in the areas of health, education, law and heritage management.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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