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Unit description

Addresses the pedagogical content knowledge required to teach Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students, and to teach all students about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages. It explores global and national topics and issues in Indigenous education, through local and regional contexts. There is a focus on applying frameworks based on ethical protocols, principles and practices.     

Unit content

Module 1 Ethical Frameworks for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education 
Module 2 Ways of Knowing and Being: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples  
Module 3 Ways of Knowing and Being: Non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples 
Module 4 Contact & Impact: Histories of Invasion and Settlement - Policy, Legislation and Reconciliation 
Module 5 General Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education 
Module 6 Disciplinary Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education 
 

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the impact of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the education of students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
2Demonstrate broad knowledge of, understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, culture and languages.
3Set learning goals that provide achievable challenges for students of varying abilities and characteristics.
4Identify strategies to support inclusive student participation and engagement in classroom activities.
5Identify and apply pedagogical content knowledge for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the impact of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the education of students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
  2. Demonstrate broad knowledge of, understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, culture and languages.
  3. Set learning goals that provide achievable challenges for students of varying abilities and characteristics.
  4. Identify strategies to support inclusive student participation and engagement in classroom activities.
  5. Identify and apply pedagogical content knowledge for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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