First Story: Relating with Country Practice G (12009.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.166||4||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Plan and enact a (reciprocal) Relating with Country practice, to experience Country as Teacher;
2. Understand and articulate, conceptually and through their own direct experiences, looking at, listening to and learning from Country and Earthkin, the value of and importance of balancing a diverse array of ways of knowing being and doing; and
3. Document and discuss the ways their experiences in-Country enabled learning about self and Earthkin.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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 - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Study Block 5||28 August 2023||Flexible||Dr David Spillman|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Flexible||Dr David Spillman|
A full Reading List is provided in the Unit Canvas site.
The following text is recommended for this unit, and is available for purchase online.
Wall-Kimmerer, R. (2013). Braiding sweetgrass: Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants. Penguin. pp 22-32.
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
Normally 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.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
As this is a four credit point unit, total time required for all unit-related activities should approximate 200 hours. Here's a possible breakdown of this workload.
50 hours - Reading and private study
50 hours - Face-to-face and online participation
60 hours - Relating with Country practice, yarning, journaling and reflecting
40 hours - Completing assessment tasks
The unit comprises four Modules. Each Module begins with a face-to-face workshop. Your attendance and participation in these workshops is necessary and required. Each unit will also include three formal, online workshops, again requiring your attendance and participation. Further negotiated online discussions are also likely. Attendance and participation in these is strongly recommended.
[As this first iteration of the GC:CaT (2023) treats Unit 1 retrospectively, the above requirements for Unit 1 have already been met. Only submission of assessment is required.]
Required IT skills
Standard graduate level IT skills required.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This Graduate Certificate engages Indigenous knowledge-systems that have operated in this country for tens of thousands of years, working to maintain social and ecological balance within local communities and ecologies. The particular structure and progression of this Graduate Certificate is founded on the research findings from our Country as Teacher research project, funded by the ACT Affiliated Schools Research Project, a parthership between the ACT Education Directorate and The Faculty of Education, University of Canberra.