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INLI1002: Indigenous Literacies in Academic Contexts B

A focus on persuasive and critical thinking and communication informs students' writing practise in this unit of study building upon the descriptive and analytical thinking skills developed in Indigenous Literacies in Academic Contexts A. Students will be introduced to research and digital literacy strategies while investigating topics of value to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and will learn how to locate and select ideas in appropriate academic sources and use those ideas effectively. Students will learn how to recognise diverse positions in their readings and to use evidence to develop and support their own positions in the development of persuasive essays or science reports. Students will examine ideas of attribution and collective and individual ownership of knowledge including the concept of Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property and be encouraged to develop a critical approach to knowledge representation. The concept of cultural safety within a range of contexts and processes will be explored. Visiting culturally relevant, contemporary sites and responding to a range of views presented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lecturers and speakers will support learning in this unit of study.

Code INLI1002
Academic unit Indigenous Academic Units
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. Locate relevant databases for research purposes and identify source materials relevant to discipline context and assignment tasks
  • LO2. Understand what ‘academic integrity’ means in the university context, how referencing practices reflect this cultural approach to knowledge sharing and help avoid plagiarism
  • LO3. Identify and critically evaluate positions, arguments and evidence in academic and other relevant sources.
  • LO4. Develop one’s own position and arguments and learn how to incorporate evidence in academic essays and reports.
  • LO5. Explore one’s own perspectives, and deepen an understanding of critical self-reflection, including recognizing the lens of one’s own worldview and viewpoint.
  • LO6. Explore approaches to culture and knowledge construction from Indigenous and Western perspectives.
  • LO7. Communicate information, or arguments for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes, to a range of audiences.

Unit outlines

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