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INLI1001: Indigenous Literacies in Academic Contexts A

This unit of study provides the foundations for students to develop the academic skills and capacity to experience success at university through an exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Western knowledge management conventions. It will introduce students to core skills required for successful communication in an academic context (reading, writing, listening and speaking), which include the ability to locate relevant information; summarise and paraphrase; and analyse and synthesise ideas. The ownership, representation and communication of knowledge in community, academic and professional contexts will be explored. Students will respond to a range of views presented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lecturers and speakers, and visit culturally relevant, contemporary sites. The unit also emphasises the importance of reflection as a means of enhancing students' learning experiences.

Code INLI1001
Academic unit Indigenous Academic Units
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Locate relevant information, identify the range of source materials used at university, and acknowledge and reference appropriately.
  • LO2. Develop awareness of individual learning, learning styles and perspectives through process of self-reflection
  • LO3. Develop fluency in online learning and engage in creative use of multi-modal communication using a variety of tools and strategies
  • LO4. Explore approaches to knowledge representation and management from Indigenous and Western standpoints
  • LO5. Develop skills in listening and summarising information for a variety of tasks
  • LO6. Analyse information from a variety of sources, written and spoken
  • LO7. Communicate information for a range of purposes and using a variety of modes
  • LO8. Develop communication and interpersonal skills to engage in collaborative learning

Unit outlines

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