This unit examines current social, political and economic challenges faced by Aboriginal communities and the role education plays in addressing these issues. It explores the diversity and importance of Aboriginal histories, cultures and identities to Aboriginal student success at school and the role teachers play in accurate and authentic representation of in a culturally responsive approach to curriculum and pedagogy. Pre-service teachers will also develop their understanding of how racism manifests in a school setting and become familiar with relevant anti-racism strategies, policies and legislation. This unit of study is underpinned by an acknowledgement of the importance of consultation and ongoing collaboration with Aboriginal parents, families and communities and key stakeholders in Aboriginal education.
1x1hr lecture and 1x3hr tutorial per week for 8 weeks. 1x4 hr conference in the final week
tutorial workshop (30%), resource evaluation (30%) unit of work (40%)
138 credit points including (EDSE3082 or EDSE3072) and EDSE3073Prohibitions