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Semester 2 - Online
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This subject has been designed and developed for online delivery and assessment only.
Embracing the tremendous diversity and strength of Indigenous arts practices with a focus on the south-east of Australia, this fully online subject gives a broad and holistic view of the roles played by First Nations artists and their contribution to the political landscape of Australia.
Utilising Indigenous ways of mapping learning, students will chart their independent journeys through reflection on positionality and structural privilege by engaging with historical and contemporary impacts of colonisation in a non-linear digital inquiry-based approach over six modules.
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.
Students will reflect on their learning about First Nations perspectives, knowledges and artistic and cultural practices and the role of cultural reclamation for self-actualisation and resilience.
This subject is developed and lead by Indigenous scholarship, pedagogies and knowledges in creative and cultural practices.
This subject is taught by First Nations people.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- explore the histories and embedded knowledge of the stories of the Country in which they live;
- identify public sites of significance to Indigenous cultures and creative practices in your local area;
- apply principles of cultural safety when engaging in complex relational, intercultural dialogues and experiences;
- critically discuss the role of Indigenous creative and cultural practices in the context of Australian history;
- explain different viewpoints of how continuing, reclaiming and revitalising creative and cultural practices in Indigenous communities effects political and societal change;
- critically evaluate positionality in response to discussions, experiences, and the diversity of 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;
- able to conduct themselves within culturally diverse communities whilst maintaining practices which are culturally safe for all involved.
Last updated: 3 October 2023