Aboriginal Studies 3rd Teaching Area (EDSE5015)


This unit of study prepares preservice teachers for Aboriginal Studies in Stages 4 and 5 and Stage 6. Particular emphasis will be placed on consultation and engagement with local Aboriginal communities by valuing their knowledges, experiences, and skills. The course will focus on critical and culturally responsive pedagogical approaches to meet the diverse cognitive and affective needs of learners within a holistic framework. Class activities will be team-driven to build collaborative learning cultures and commitment to lifelong learning and active citizenship informed by social justice and human rights values. Ethical research methodologies and multi-modal literacies will develop preservice teachers as multi-skilled, pro-active critical thinkers, intercultural communicators and educators in the field of Aboriginal Studies and in the wider education community.

Further unit of study information


2x4-hr seminars/wk for 9 wks


3600wd resource evaluation e-learning task (30%), 3600wd unit of work (30%), 2400wd comparative case study (20%), 2400wd student guide (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


210 credit points including KOCR2600 or KOCR2603 and 18 Senior credit points from Indigenous Australian Studies

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.