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This intensive subject will explore what it means to be on Country in Parkville, Melbourne. Students will be introduced to the Country and values of the Wurundjeri people through local on-Country experiences. This subject provides an opportunity for students to experience, better understand and engage with Country and Wurundjeri people and knowledges. The subject prioritises reflective practice and building appropriate and respectful place-based relationships with Indigenous traditional-owner groups. Learnings gained through this subject should be applied wherever you are on the Australian continent or offshore islands.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete this subject should be able to:
- Analyse the social and political contexts of Indigenous communities in the local area
- Recognise varying Indigenous value systems (including local) and place them within modern day context
- Understand the history of local Indigenous leadership, and boundary maintenance and its ongoing importance today
- Appreciate local Indigenous knowledge systems and their role in research.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills
- An understanding and ability to apply relevant critical theories and methods
- The ability to work effectively as an individual and member of class
- Competency in the use of a wide range of research applications and resources
- The ability to communicate complex ideas clearly
- The ability to produce high quality written material in a timely manner.
Last updated: 15 February 2024