Introduces the concept of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and how it is founded upon layers and patterns of connection to Country and environment. IK includes deep relations among people and with landscape through ancestral connections that are understood from a position that acknowledges the intelligence and agency of connection. Major theories in this area will be presented.
Topic 1: Origins of Indigenous Knowledge
- The Aboriginal Divine (Stanner)
- Embedded Knowledge (Reed)
Topic 2: Emergence of Indigenous Knowledge
- International Academic Movement
- Local contextual relevance
Topic 3: Indigenous Knowledge Principles
- Shared Themes
Topic 4: Relational Ontology
- Patterns and Connection
- Deeper Relations
Topic 5: Living Knowledge
- Elders principles
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 Indigenous approaches to being and ways for understanding in the world, with a focus on Aboriginal peoples in Australian contexts||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||examine the major Indigenous Knowledge theories including an examination of the contemporary and future-building potential of IK||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||demonstrate an understanding that IK is a relational philosophy that underpins all human culture and provides potential for adaptation||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hours/week (12 weeks)|
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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