Indigenous Education: Secondary Schools (EDSE2002)


This unit of study is a compulsory unit within the combined degrees program. It prepares students to become effective teachers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and develops an understanding of the current social, political and economic challenges faced by Aboriginal peoples and communities. This provides students with a sound foundation upon which to address issues impacting on the educational outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. A shared history approach provides an inclusive and multi-perspective framework to explore the diversity of Indigenous cultures as well as equip students with culturally appropriate teaching and learning strategies to meet the educational needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The unit also provides an overview of Aboriginal educational policies and priorities which impact on all students in NSW schools and firmly emphasises the importance of ongoing consultation and engagement with Aboriginal communities and key stakeholders. Through studying this unit, students will continue to construct their teaching identity and acquire the knowledge and skills to become proactive creators of innovative and inclusive classrooms.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks and 1x2-hr tutoral/wk for 12 wks


tutorial workshop (30%) and essay (30%) and unit of work (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


48 credit points of units

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.