Bringing together community to develop and articulate community-based Indigenous Knowledge, this unit helps to narrate community reality. Respectful engagement with Indigenous Communities will make community-based knowledge visible, and allow this knowledge to be utilised to achieve successful outcomes as defined by and experienced by the members of those communities.
The unit covers the following topics:
- Best practice in community engagement with examples from within Australia and internationally. Critical analysis of the nature and dynamics of community engagement in specific locations and community contexts, including professions or discipline areas.
- Long-term and sustainable processes that can be measured across a range of interconnected areas such as individual and community wellbeing, economic development and stability, resource security and socio-cultural sustainability.
- Indigenous Knowledge as a process that is developed in relationship with community
- Developing narratives that can represent community-based Indigenous Knowledge to other people.
- Rights and responsibilities within relationships with community
- Urban and rural community-based Indigenous Knowledge development
- International Indigenous perspectives on community-based Indigenous Knowledge
- Developing action from Indigenous Knowledge gained with community.
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||Engage in ethical and reciprocal relationships with community through planning and implementing respectful action that will allow Indigenous Knowledge to flow from community||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|2||Analyse and assess Indigenous Knowledge that is synthesised through relationship with community||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||Identify and evaluate ways that community-based Indigenous Knowledge may be utilized by Indigenous peoples and others to action positive social outcomes.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
- Richard Trudgen, 2013, Why Warriors Lie Down and Die, Why Warriors Pty Ltd, Nhulumbuy, Northern Territory. ISBN: 9780987387424 0987387421.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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