This unit of study is a compulsory component of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) program. It develops pre-service teachers' knowledge and understanding of the role of education in addressing current social, political and economic challenges faced by Indigenous communities, past and present. Within this unit, pre-service teachers will explore the diversity of Indigenous Australian histories and cultures and the importance of Aboriginal identity to Aboriginal student success in secondary school contexts. The unit is designed to develop pre-service teachers' capacity to critically analyse teaching resources in order to effectively apply Aboriginal perspectives to their particular curriculum area.
1x1-hr lecture for 6 weeks, 1x1-hr tutorial for 6 weeks
1000wd essay (50%) and 1000wd critical analysis (50%)