Establishes a critical understanding of the social and cultural struggle experienced by Aboriginal generations. Students critically evaluate assumptions about Aboriginal people and communities as a basis for analysis of social control, cultural imposition and the cost of dominion.
Topic 1: Social Design
Topic 2: Social Regard and Disregard
Topic 3: Resistance
Topic 4: Progress Myths
Topic 5: Costs of Marginalisation
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||summarise the origins and classify the significance of self-image and the images of others within contexts of domination, marginalisation and social change||Creativity||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of the impact on the Aboriginal community of different forces in modern Australian society that shape position, regard and the ability to exist with confidence and power.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|3||analyse attitudinal manipulations as a political device in a media-rich world and explain the conservative power of self-image and self-regard in Australian society||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hours/week (12 weeks)|
|Discussion Board Presentation followed by participation in a discussion.||30%|
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