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/week, 1x3hr tutorial/week for 9 weeks
1x1250wd tutorial workshop (30%), 1x1250wd resource evaluation (30%), 1x2000wd essay (40%)
138 credit points including (EDSE3082 or EDSE3072 or EDHP3002) and (EDSE3073 or EDHP3003)Prohibitions