Indigenous Australian Education (EDUP2006)


This unit of study is a compulsory unit in the primary education program. It supports students to become effective teachers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students by expanding their understanding of the diversity of Indigenous cultures, communities and perspectives and developing their knowledge and skills to address the learning needs of Indigenous students in diverse contexts. It highlights the significance of embedding Aboriginal content and perspectives in the curriculum for all students and develops an understanding of Australia's shared history. The importance of consultation and ongoing engagement with Indigenous communities is emphasised and key stakeholders in Indigenous education identified. Current NSW Aboriginal education policies and strategies are examined in the broader context of global Indigenous educational experience and rights based initiatives. Students will also develop a knowledge and understanding of culturally inclusive teaching and learning strategies for all students.

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Further unit of study information


1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks


facilitated discussion (20%) and resource evaluation (40%) and 1500wd essay (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


42 credit points including EDUP1001 and EDUP1002 and EDUP1003 and EDUP1004

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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.