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EDUF3135: Aboriginal Community Engagement

Preservice teachers explore, experience, and reflect upon the transformative effect of Aboriginal community engagement on schools, early childhood education settings, curriculum and pedagogy. By participating in local Country-centred, Aboriginal community led socio-cultural experiences, preservice teachers will develop their critical consciousness to better understand the diversity, strength and resilience of Aboriginal peoples, communities, and cultures. Through experiencing Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and doing, preservice teachers will develop culturally responsive, relationships focused curriculum and pedagogies to improve Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal student outcomes.

Code EDUF3135
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
48 credit points

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

  • LO1. 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
  • LO2. critically analyse representations of Aboriginal people, culture and communities and the impact these have on children, students, teachers, curriculum, early childhood settings and schools
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of the significance of Aboriginal community leadership in teacher professional learning, curriculum design, student engagement and school culture
  • LO4. demonstrate use of culturally appropriate communication and ethical practices in parent/community consultation, student engagement and teaching/learning strategies
  • LO5. critically reflect on Aboriginal community cultural immersion experiences so as to embed these in curriculum, pedagogy and daily teaching life
  • LO6. analyse the needs of Aboriginal children, students and communities, and school structures and curriculum, to guide the development of Aboriginal Studies/perspectives, pedagogical approaches and assessment strategies
  • LO7. design culturally responsive and inclusive Aboriginal studies/perspectives programs and teaching/learning strategies based on ethical community collaboration
  • LO8. identify and apply the 'Australian Professional Standards for Teaching' in the project of ongoing professional and life long learning in Aboriginal contexts.

Unit outlines

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