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INDG3006: De/colonising Indigenous Education

This unit explores the history of Indigenous school experience with a specific focus on settler colonial contexts (Australia, Aotearoa/NZ, Nth America). Diverse schooling experiences and institutions are examined both as instruments of colonial power and a means through which Indigenous peoples have negotiated their own goals and sought self-determination. Critical studies, emergent trans-Indigenous and decolonising approaches inform the exploration of concepts and practices of assimilation, race, and the contemporary legacies of past practice.

Code INDG3006
Academic unit Art, Communication and English Administration
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. develop your knowledge and understanding of the history of Indigenous education in varying socio-political contexts and its legacies and implications in contemporary times
  • LO2. evaluate and discuss decolonial theoretical approaches, concepts and categories in the study of Indigenous education and knowledge
  • LO3. substantively participate in debates about the diverse experiences, motivations, strategies and consequences of Indigenous education
  • LO4. effectively communicate through high level oral and written communication skills
  • LO5. critically identify and use information from a variety of media and technologies
  • LO6. demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy and curiosity for new information and perspectives
  • LO7. be informed, aware and respectful of social, cultural and linguistic diversity, and maintain a respectful collegiality in class.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.