Indigenous Teaching and Learning Perspectives in Secondary Education PG (11353.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Education
|Academic Program Area - Education
|Post Graduate Level
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Examine, understand and apply the Indigenous-focused requirements of the Australian Curriculum, in the secondary school context;
2. Describe and analyse how the priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures can be embedded within various learning areas of the Secondary Years Australian Curriculum, in ways that are consistent, meaningful and respectful;
3. Demonstrate a knowledge and grasp of the requirements of AITSL standards 1.4 and 2.4, and describe how to gain knowledge and proficiency through community engagement and development opportunities;
4. Develop and demonstrate respectful, critical understandings of the social, historical and cultural contexts associated with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including students and their families, in Australia; and
5. Articulate a professional understanding of the inequalities in Australian education that have led to disparities within outcomes for some Indigenous students, while demonstrating an ability to reject deficit approaches and to apply strengths-based, teaching strategies to improve the educational experience for Indigenous students.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesThis unit is only available to students in the Master of Secondary Teaching course.
Students must have passed units 11354 Using Data to Improve Learning G AND 11351 Curriculum and Assessment in Secondary Education G.
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Miss Eli Archer
A readings list will be supplied on the Canvas site for this unit.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
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Provision of valid documentation
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workshops - 30hrs
workshop preparation - 36 hours
assessment preparation - 84 hours
‘Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g. medical certificate).
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two sessions, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory.'
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit is based upon theoretical research that explores indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing in educational contexts and involves research-led education. There are active educators and researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.
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