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EDMT6641: Learning from Country

In this unit students will explore in more depth, the theoretical and practical implications arising from the mandatory Aboriginal education policy. Students will Learn from Country by participating in local Aboriginal cultural and social activities and explore how local Aboriginal ways of knowing, doing and being reflect the diversity, vibrancy and resilience of Aboriginal peoples and cultures. Students will consider therole of community cultural wealth in developing and designing culturally responsive relationships-focused schooling to 'close the gap' between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.

Code EDMT6641
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
24 credit points at 6000 level in the Master of Teaching (Secondary)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Critically analyse representations of Aboriginal people, culture and communities and the impact these have on children, students, teachers, curriculum, early childhood settings and schools
  • LO2. Critically reflect on Learning from Country local Aboriginal cultural immersion experiences so as to embed these in curriculum, pedagogy and daily teaching life
  • LO3. Investigate the diversity of Aboriginal community contexts impacting on schools, early childhood settings, students and their families and ways in which this can be embedded in curriculum and pedagogical practices
  • LO4. Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of Aboriginal community leadership in teacher professional learning, curriculum design, student engagement and school culture
  • LO5. Demonstrate use of culturally appropriate communication and ethical practices in parent/ community consultation, student engagement and teaching/learning strategies
  • LO6. Analyse the needs of Aboriginal children, families and communities, non-Aboriginal students learning in Aboriginal contexts, and school structures and curriculum, to guide ethical implementation of Learning from Country in teaching and learning
  • LO7. Design culturally responsive and inclusive Aboriginal studies/perspectives programs and teaching/learning and assessment strategies based on ethical community collaboration
  • LO8. Identify and apply the Australian Professional Standards for Teaching in the project of ongoing professional and lifelong learning in Aboriginal contexts

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.