Education (Leadership in Aboriginal Education)

Leadership in Aboriginal Education

Candidates for the Master of Education (Leadership in Aboriginal Education) must complete 48 credit points, including a minimum of 18 credit points of core units of study, a minimum of 12 credit points of elective units of study, a maximum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study and a maximum of 12 credit points of postgraduate Education units of study which can be chosen from any Master of Education program.
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Leadership in Aboriginal Education) must complete 36 credit points, including a minimum of 18 credit points of core units of study and a minimum of 12 credit points of elective units of study and a maximum of 6 credit points of postgraduate Education units of study chosen from any Master of Education program.
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Leadership in Aboriginal Education) must complete 24 credit points, including a minimum of 18 credit points of core units of study and a maximum of 6 credit points of elective units of study.

Core units

EDPL6002 Aboriginal Community Collaboration

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x6.5 hrs workshops, 13 hrs online Assessment: 1x1800wd community engagement evaluation (30%), 1x1800wd critical reflection and analysis (30%), 1x2400wd critical review of literature (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students develop a deep understanding of the theoretical and practical applications of collaborating with their local Aboriginal communities in order to better meet needs of their students, families and communities, and embed this into the structure and culture of their schools.
EDPL6003 Aboriginal Curriculum and Pedagogy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x6.5 hrs workshops, 13 hrs online Assessment: 1x2400wd Implementing Aboriginal CandP (40%), 1x1800wd Curriculum and Teaching/Learning (30%), 1x1800wd Integrative Review Paper (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students identify Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learning needs and apply ethical protocols in order to design and implement place-based, relationships-focussed curriculum and pedagogies. Students develop skills to lead their colleagues in creating innovative, culturally responsive learning environments.
EDPL6004 Leadership in Aboriginal Contexts

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x6.5 hrs workshops, 13 hrs online Assessment: 1x1800wd Leadership Workshop (30%), 1x1800wd Personal Leadership Reflection (30%), 1x2400wd Critical Review of Literature (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course offers students a practical and process-oriented approach that is responsive to the challenges of preparing educational leaders committed to social justice and equity for Aboriginal peoples. This includes interrogating Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal theoretical models, styles and purposes of leadership.

Elective units

EDPL6005 Aboriginal Education: Policy and Practice

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x6.5 hrs workshops, 13 hrs online Assessment: 1x1800wd Evaluation of School Policy (30%), 1x1800wd Aboriginal Education Policy Revi (30%), 1x2400wd Critical Review of Literature (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will analyse historical and contemporary national and local Aboriginal education policies and interrogate implicit representations of what is considered to be the 'problem' in Aboriginal education. They will apply this in ways that influence positive change in their workplace including improved Aboriginal student outcomes.
EDPL6006 Culturally Responsive Methodologies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x6.5 hrs workshops, 13 hrs online Assessment: 1x2400wd Designing Mini-research Proposal (40%), 1x1800wd Critical Reflection Vignette (30%), 1x1800wd Integrative Review Paper (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this elective, students will critically review diverse research methodologies to lead research aimed at identifying and redressing barriers to Aboriginal student success. Ethical and culturally appropriate protocols will be applied in the process of designing and implementing culturally responsive research projects.
EDPL6007 Racism and Well-being

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x6.5 hrs workshops, 13 hrs online Assessment: 1x1800wd Courageous Conversations toolkit (30%), 1x1800wd Comparative Theoretical Review P (30%), 1x2400wd Critical Review of the Literatur (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course will provide opportunities for participants to critically analyse and reflect on research on anti-racial and anti-oppressive practices in schooling and education. This will include a critical examination of diverse theoretical frameworks including the cultural interface, Critical Race Theory and Critical Whiteness Studies.
EDPL6008 Professional Learning:Aboriginal Context

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x6.5 hrs workshops, 13 hrs online Assessment: 1x1800wd Seminar Paper (30%), 1x1800wd Professional Learning Plan (30%), 1x2400wd Critical Review of literature (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course provides the opportunity for students to critically analyse current theory and practice in teacher professional learning in Aboriginal contexts and develop collaborative leadership skills for supporting and mentoring colleagues in all aspects of Aboriginal education.

Capstone units

EDPZ6730 Special Project 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: several sessions with supervisor Prerequisites: 24 credit points of units Assessment: 1x6000wd project (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Special Project is a capstone unit, semester length independent investigation of a personally chosen topic in an educational context, the result of which is a 'product' of approximately 6,000 words such as a written report, review, account of the development of a resource, analysis of action research or critique of research. All 'products' should be demonstrably informed by relevant theory and research. The satisfactory completion of this unit provides an alternative to the regular face-to-face classroom unit of study for candidates enrolled in a graduate coursework award.
EDPZ6731 Special Project 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: several sessions with supervisor Prerequisites: EDPZ6730 Assessment: 1x6000wd project (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Special Project is a semester length independent investigation of a personally chosen topic in an educational context, the result of which is a 'product' of approximately 6,000 words such as a written report, review, account of the development of a resource, analysis of action research or critique of research All 'products' should be demonstrably informed by relevant theory and research. The satisfactory completion of this unit provides an alternative to the regular face-to-face classroom unit of study for candidates enrolled in a graduate coursework award. This unit is only available to students enrolled in a course which requires them to complete Special Project 1 and Special Project 2.
EDPZ6724 Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: meetings/discussions with supervisor Assessment: satisfactory progress during semester; students then must enrol in EDPZ6725 Dissertation Part 2 the following semester Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Dissertation is a piece of academic writing of approximately 12,000 words and represents a substantial original work. The Dissertation serves two different purposes in a student's progress through a Masters degree program, being a way for a student to study an area of interest in depth, or as a path to further research. Students seeking progress into a research higher degree, such as a doctoral program, are required to complete an empirical study, drawing on primary data. Note that for direct entry into a doctoral degree, an average of at least 80% across the Masters degree is needed. Students not intending to progress to a higher research degree may choose from a range of types of study. The Dissertation must incorporate an appropriate form of critical analysis and have as its basis a clearly structured conceptual framework. It is recommended that students complete a Research Methods unit of study prior to undertaking the Dissertation, which will support the proposal development. This unit is part one of the Dissertation which runs over two semesters; therefore, students must also enroll in EDPZ6725 Dissertation Part 2 in the following semester.
EDPZ6725 Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: meetings/discussions with supervisor Prerequisites: EDPZ6724 Assessment: 1x12000wd dissertation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Dissertation is a piece of academic writing of approximately 12,000 words and represents a substantial original work. The Dissertation serves two different purposes in a student's progress through a Masters degree program, being a way for a student to study an area of interest in depth, or as a path to further research. Students seeking progress into a research higher degree, such as a doctoral program, are required to complete an empirical study, drawing on primary data. Note that for direct entry into a doctoral degree, an average of at least 80% across the Masters degree is needed. Students not intending to progress to a higher research degree may choose from a range of types of study. The Dissertation must incorporate an appropriate form of critical analysis and have as its basis a clearly structured conceptual framework. It is recommended that students complete a Research Methods unit of study prior to undertaking the Dissertation, which will support the proposal development. This unit is part two of the Dissertation which runs over two semester; therefore, students must have also enrolled in EDPZ6724 Dissertation Part 1 in the previous semester.
EDPZ6720 Dissertation

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: meetings/discussions with supervisor Assessment: 1x12000wd dissertation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Dissertation is a piece of academic writing of approximately 12,000 words and represents a substantial original work. The Dissertation serves two different purposes in a student's progress through a Masters degree program, being a way for a student to study an area of interest in depth, or as a path to further research. Students seeking progress into a research higher degree, such as a doctoral program, are required to complete an empirical study, drawing on primary data. Note that for direct entry into a doctoral degree, an average of at least 80% across the Masters degree is needed. Students not intending to progress to a higher research degree may choose from a range of types of study. The Dissertation must incorporate an appropriate form of critical analysis and have as its basis a clearly structured conceptual framework. It is recommended that students complete a Research Methodology unit of study prior to undertaking the Dissertation, which will support the proposal development.