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Indigenous Engagement - LAWS5211

Year - 2018

This unit enhances traditional learning and teaching through student placements in Indigenous communities. Service learning integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection through project-based learning. Projects are identified by the communities or community partners, and students work together in teams, often with students from other faculties, on these projects to deliver real-world outcomes while earning credit towards their degree. The new learning model delivers positive contributions to students' critical thinking and capability to form authentic, ethical and professional engagement across cultural boundaries. The initiative provides students with placements that work on a range of disciplinary and personal levels through projects tied to community priorities, ensuring both impact and learning in real world contexts. Students will learn to expand their problem solving capabilities; improve their creative and critical thinking; improve their cultural competence through critical self-reflection on their cultural identity and interaction with others; apply theoretical learning to real world experiences; and have personal growth through experience and self-reflection. Although the learning model may differ according to the projects and partners involved, students undertaking projects through the University's Indigenous Service Learning Hubs will be required to undertake an initial trip to the Service Learning Hub, project work will be undertaken during the semester at the University and a return trip to the Service Learning Hub will be made to present the project finding to the Indigenous Community(s) and Service Learning Hub stakeholders. This unit is selective and requires a seperate application.

Classes
Classes will vary according to the project. It will consist of seminars/workshops in addition to a placement with an indigenous community focus.

Assessment
The assessment regime will vary according to the project but may included the following tasks: pre-placement preparation (20%), 1500wd refective essay (20%), community engagement (10%), group project report (20%), interdisciplinary group work (10%), 1500wd research project (20%).

Assumed knowledge
Required knowledge will vary by project.

Prohibitions

SLIC3000

Details

Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Field experience
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Fifth Year
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Field experience
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Fifth Year
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Ms Nicole Watson
HECS Band: 3
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