This unit of study prepares pre-service teachers for teaching Stages 4 and 5 Aboriginal Studies in NSW secondary schools. Through learning on country, pre-service teachers explore how local Aboriginal community knowledge reflects the diversity, vibrancy and resilience of Aboriginal peoples and cultures in today's society. Consequently, they will develop culturally responsive relationships-based pedagogical practices, programs and assessment strategies. This will support them in becoming pro-active critical thinkers, intercultural communicators and educators in the field of Aboriginal Studies and in the wider education community.
2x3-hr seminars/wk for 6 wks
1800wd critical analysis (30%), 1800wd assessment design (30%), 2400wd teaching resource (40%)
72 credit points of units, including 12 Senior credit points from Indigenous Australian Studies