|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, this subject examines the place and significance of Australian Indigenous peoples in the educational landscape. The subject will explore the changing nature of Indigenous education in Australia through studying a range of contemporary and historical views of Indigenous education. Attention will be given to the development of Australian Indigenous theory and research and its application to education. The United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) will form the starting point of this subject. It will also explore the location of Australian Indigenous education in the global indigenous education context, including comparisons with New Zealand, Canada and the USA.
Students will develop knowledge of and the ability to engage in education initiatives that support communities, in addition to working with non-Indigenous people to support anti-racist and decolonizing practices in education. This subject provides students with an introduction to Indigenous education in Australia.
- Articulate the reparative purpose and benefits of Indigenous education
- Critically evaluate Indigenous education policies, programs and initiatives
- Develop anti-racist practices that support people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
- Articulate a strengths-based perspective of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Eligibility and requirements
Recommended background knowledge
This subject is suitable for students with no experience of education or Indigenous issues.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Issues paper #1 (1000 words), due early semester (30%)
- Issues paper #2 (1000 words), due mid semester (30%)
- Annotated bibliography (2000 words), due end semester (40%)
Hurdle requirement: a minimum of 80% attendance at all scheduled tutorials, seminars and workshops.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Elizabeth Mckinley Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 36 hours Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 26 February 2018 to 27 May 2018 Last self-enrol date 9 March 2018 Census date 31 March 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 4 May 2018 Assessment period ends 22 June 2018
Semester 1 contact information
Recommended texts and other resources
Readings will be provided via the LMS.
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