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Indigenous Education: What Works (6577.5)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education



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    The unit provides an overview of Australian education as it relates to Indigenous education and introduces students to issues associated with educational outcomes for Indigenous children and how teachers can address these in the school and classroom. It promotes culturally inclusive classroom practices that enable sensitive and positive interaction while providing historical perspectives that have impeded participation and engagement. Current programs sponsored nationally by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training are explored, as well as online curriculum content. Resources are evaluated and ways of integrating Aboriginal Studies and Torres Strait Islander Studies within the classroom are developed. Data collecting central to Indigenous education is investigated. Educational issues such as the expectation effect, and concepts of identity, recognition, culture and respect will all be studied.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit it is expected that students can:

    1: Apply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education perspectives to Western education practices;

    2: Consider the educational needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students;

    3: Extend their appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as a basis on which to develop their own teaching.

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.


    Completion of 24 credit points, unless enrolled in Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry), 204JA; Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Teaching (Graduate Entry), 788AA OR Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching (Graduate Entry), 789AA


    Enrolment in a Teaching course.

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