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Aboriginal Sydney - OLET1101

Year - 2020

Sydney is a city rich in diverse pre-colonial, colonial and contemporary sites of significance to Aboriginal Peoples. Too often though perceptions about Aboriginal Peoples consign them to an ancient past or perpetuate stereotypical imaginations that Aboriginal Peoples live predominantly in remote communities. Consequently Aboriginal narratives are commonly hidden or marginalised. The development of cultural competence capabilities helps to uncover and examine these hidden and marginalised narratives and experiences. This course explores some of the key themes and capabilities of cultural competence by exploring Aboriginal experiences and narratives of Sydney which are often invisible to non-Aboriginal eyes. Key elements of practicing cultural competence include being able to understand and interrogate context, which in the case of Sydney includes not only learning about the peoples, places and histories of Aboriginal Sydney but to also understand issues about how knowledge is created and how dominant narratives can exclude diverse knowledges and experiences. This unit will develop students' capacity to productively, collaboratively and openly in diverse groups and across cultural boundaries

1 hour per week online material, 3 x 1hr face to face seminar

3x300wd reflective exercises (60%), 1 x1000wd report (40%)


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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