Describes epistemicide (a war on knowledge) through the privileging of a material concept of being, and how it informs practice and policy in society and the environment. Investigates the structuring of controversy and evidence to maintain colonial dominion and exploitation.
Topic 1: Ontology and Epistemology
Topic 2: Colonising Epistemologies
Topic 3: The Science Wars
Topic 4: Deep Equity
Topic 5: Cognition, Justice and Lifeways
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||evaluate the differences between ways of thinking based on various assumptions concerning the nature of being.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||critically analyse the conceptions of reality embedded in practice including a review of systems that privilege singular views||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||synthesise through case study examination the impact of cognitive injustice on Indigenous people and culture||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
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