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Unit description

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.

Unit content

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
  • Differentiation

Topic 4: Relational Ontology

  • Patterns and Connection
  • Deeper Relations

Topic 5: Living Knowledge

  • Elders principles
  • Engagement

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explain Indigenous approaches to being and ways for understanding in the world, with a focus on Aboriginal peoples in Australian contextsKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
2examine the major Indigenous Knowledge theories including an examination of the contemporary and future-building potential of IKEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
3demonstrate an understanding that IK is a relational philosophy that underpins all human culture and provides potential for adaptationKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain Indigenous approaches to being and ways for understanding in the world, with a focus on Aboriginal peoples in Australian contexts
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. examine the major Indigenous Knowledge theories including an examination of the contemporary and future-building potential of IK
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. demonstrate an understanding that IK is a relational philosophy that underpins all human culture and provides potential for adaptation
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

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Fee information

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