This unit explores Indigenous philosophies, knowledges, systems and processes as they apply to country, land and the environment to posit Indigenous Worldviews as legitimate bodies of knowledge alongside western paradigms.
All unit activities are supported by an interactive intranet site with which all students are required to engage throughout the study period. The unit covers the following topics:
- Indigenous knowledge and process in relationship to the environment: a different worldview
- The impacts of British invasion and settlement on Indigenous Australian natural resource use and management
- Biodiversity and cultural diversity: the recognition of culture and cultural heritage within current biodiversity conservation initiatives
- Indigenous environmental and natural resource management and intellectual property rights in international and domestic law
- Indigenous responses to Australian Government and State Government approaches to natural resource management
- Case studies – Indigenous initiatives regarding environmental and natural resource management – including a one week intensive residential component
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||recognise the relationships between Indigenous peoples, land and environment and understand the different worldviews of western and indigenous peoples||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||recognise Indigenous knowledge systems including biocultural diversity||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||appraise the legislative structures and its administration and the way in which the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the environment are defined by governments||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||analyse and assess the impact and effectiveness of international declarations, Federal and State/Territory laws on Indigenous participation in natural and cultural resource management||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||identify and evaluate ways in which scientific and political processes may be utilised by Indigenous peoples and others to action positive social outcomes and sustainable natural and cultural resource management||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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