Introduces students to the Indigenous Knowledge principles related to country, culture and ancestry. Indigenous Australian cultural expressions and multiple levels of connectivity will be examined. Students will also investigate the interaction between Indigenous and non-Indigenous expressions of self, place and belonging through the concepts of cultural and social sustainability.
Topic 1: Land Rights
Topic 2: Country and Ontology
Topic 3: Place, Context and Respect
Topic 4: Self-Positioning and Country
Topic 5: Cultural and Environmental Sustainability
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||demonstrate a critical understanding of the policies and practices of heritage institutions and their alignment with principles and protocols for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|2||develop strategies including critical and ethical, self and group, evaluation skills necessary for effective practice in cultural heritage||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|3||describe and analyse the significance of personal values and ethical practice in establishing and sustaining affirming community relations.||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hours/week (12 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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