Semester 1 - Online
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This subject has been designed and developed for online delivery and assessment only.
This subject is designed to give students a solid basis from which to start engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creative and cultural practices, with a focus on connection to country and place. Students will learn from a diversity of guest lecturers, including Indigenous elders, visual artists, theatre makers and activists.
By engaging with First Nations perspectives, knowledges and artistic and cultural practices, students will reflect on their positionality in the context of the historical and contemporary impacts of colonisation, in particular in Victoria and the south-east of Australia.
Students complete weekly online learning modules at their own pace and interact with their tutor in online written discussions. The online learning modules are comprised of video lectures, set learning tasks and weekly discussion boards.
This subject is developed and lead by Indigenous scholarship, pedagogies and knowledges in creative and cultural practices.
The subject is taught by First Nations people.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- identify stories and histories of Country with a focus on south-east Australia;
- describe the diversity of Indigenous creative and cultural practices with a focus on south-east Australia;
- distinguish methods and apply principles of cultural safety;
- discuss the role of Indigenous voice in the context of historical and contemporary artistic practice in Australia;
- compare and evaluate the significance of 'voice' in the continuing, reclaiming and revitalising of creative and cultural practices in Indigenous communities;
- contribute and engage in discussions about voice in response to Indigenous perspectives expressed in creative and cultural practices.
On completion of this subject, students should be:
- well-resourced in aspects of the nation’s shared history and the role of our artists, which will facilitate students to establish a dialogue across cultures;
- able to identify and access areas of greater cultural diversity within their own community;
- capable of critically analysing and understanding the power of Art as a tool for societal change;
- better resourced in problem solving and communication skills within diverse cultural frameworks;
- well-versed in alternative methods of recoding, maintaining and perpetuating history and identity.
Last updated: 20 February 2024