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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: Acknowledgement of People and Place

Module 2: Contact and Impact — Policy and Legislation

Module 3: Living in two worlds

Module 4: Building Relationships — Connecting with Community

Module 5: Teaching and Learning in Aboriginal Education

Module 6: Every Classroom, Every Unit, Every Time

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

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Critical review50%
ePortfolio50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Critical review50%
ePortfolio50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Critical review50%
ePortfolio50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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