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EDSE3111: Teaching Aboriginal Studies 1

2024 unit information

This is the first unit of study in a suite of Aboriginal Studies curriculum units. In this unit, students will consider how discipline knowledge is organised, taught, and experienced across the secondary school years. The unit will emphasise the integration of knowledge within and across the Aboriginal Studies discipline area and consider the role teachers play in facilitating Aboriginal Studies pedagogy that scaffolds subject learning and connects to student lives. We will examine the Stage 4 and 5 Aboriginal Studies elective, its place in the K-10 HSIE continuum and the role of community consultation in the development and implementation of this elective in the school curriculum.

Unit details and rules

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Code EDSE3111
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
72 credit points of units, including (EDSE2010 or EDHP2001) and 12 credit points at 2000-level from Indigenous Australian Studies
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Articulate the importance of Aboriginal studies curriculum and knowledge in the lives of their future students.
  • LO2. Use Aboriginal studies curriculum and content, strategies and resources to plan and implement activities for use in a range of contemporary education settings.
  • LO3. Select and design quality resources to develop a professional portfolio.
  • LO4. Demonstrate knowledge of teaching and learning strategies in Aboriginal studies curriculum areas that meet the diverse needs of students.
  • LO5. Demonstrate a research-based approach to teaching based on a critical analysis of Aboriginal studies curriculum related documents.
  • LO6. Engage in collaborative professional practice with peers and colleagues.

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Semester 1b 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
There are no availabilities for previous years.

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