This unit of study prepares pre-service teachers for teaching Aboriginal Studies in Stages 4 and 5 and Stage 6. Particular emphasis will be placed on consultation and engagement with local Aboriginal communities by valuing their knowledges, experiences, and skills. The course will focus on critical and culturally responsive pedagogical approaches to meet the diverse cognitive and affective needs of learners within a holistic framework. Team-driven class activities will build collaborative learning cultures and commitment to lifelong learning and active citizenship informed by social justice and human rights values. Ethical research methodologies will support pre-service teachers in becoming pro-active critical thinkers, intercultural communicators and educators in the field of Aboriginal Studies and in the wider education community.
2x4-hr seminars/wk for 9 wks
3600wd critical analysis (30%), 3600wd teaching resource (30%), 2400wd comparative case study (20%), 2400wd assessment schedule (20%)
210 credit points including KOCR2600 or KOCR2603 and 18 Senior credit points from Indigenous Australian Studies