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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

This unit explores cultural frameworks for social interaction and learning, as well as Indigenous Knowledge frameworks for understanding relational practice, Respectful engagement and the re-conception of human interactions. Students will engage in yarning and yarning circle methods for Indigenous teaching, learning, problem identification and cultural affirmation during a compulsory 4-day residential workshop.

Unit content

Topic 1: Respectful interactions within the rights of country

Topic 2: Indigenous Pedagogy - methodologies and methods

Topic 3: Relational practice within environments

Topic 4: Yarning principles and practice

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
1engage others respectfully in yarning circles by applying concepts of Indigenous Knowledge and the rights of CountryCreativityEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
2apply Indigenous pedagogy, methodologies and methods to transmit knowledge, skills and ideas about relational practices effectively within environmentsEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
3evaluate theoretical perspectives on yarning as a basis for individual growth and the re-conception of human interactions with CountryCreativityEthical practice

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

  1. engage others respectfully in yarning circles by applying concepts of Indigenous Knowledge and the rights of Country
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. apply Indigenous pedagogy, methodologies and methods to transmit knowledge, skills and ideas about relational practices effectively within environments
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. evaluate theoretical perspectives on yarning as a basis for individual growth and the re-conception of human interactions with Country
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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