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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

This unit examines the context of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Knowledge and other Indigenous Knowledge in different places on Country and presents Indigenous Knowledge as a way of knowing from which a relational experience of our world emerges. Students will explore frameworks for successfully engaging with Elders' understanding of Country and learn respect for living knowledge as a positive promotion of Indigenous understandings. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Ontology and self
Topic 2: Ontology and place
Topic 3: Co-design and yarning
Topic 4: Cultural safety on Country

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
1develop effective applications for Aboriginal cultural principles and culturally safe systems that engage with Elders and Traditional Owners ways of knowingEthical practiceCultural competence
2critically analyse frameworks that support visual relatedness and storytelling to transform diversity into learning shared by a groupCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
3respectfully design models for engaging with Elders and Traditional Owners that will ensure ethical sharing of knowledgeEthical practiceCommunication and social skillsCultural competence

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

  1. develop effective applications for Aboriginal cultural principles and culturally safe systems that engage with Elders and Traditional Owners ways of knowing
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. critically analyse frameworks that support visual relatedness and storytelling to transform diversity into learning shared by a group
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. respectfully design models for engaging with Elders and Traditional Owners that will ensure ethical sharing of knowledge
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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