Students are enabled to constructively consider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, histories, cultures and perspectives in the curriculum. The unit has four foci which are integrated: identity/ nationalism, history, ethics, and pedagogy. It considers these foci as they relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, cultural inclusion and racism in educational context of Australian society. The unit enables students to develop their ethical position to recognise that cultural engagement in any classroom is contingent on the teacher's awareness of his/her own cultural positioning and to recognise the institutional political, racial and social power in society. Students are encouraged to critically reflect on the curriculum and the 'hidden curriculum' in school and their impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and cultures engagement in school. The content and reflection enable students to own a position from which to be confident and capable to teach across the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous interface since colonisation and to teach in this area with cultural insight and respect. The unit fosters deep thinking and engagement with ethical issues as well as subject knowledge that are vital to being an effective and transformative teacher capable of fostering restorative justice and reconciliation.
|Unit name||Cultural Awareness: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Education|
|Coordinator||Dr Mary O'Dowd and Mr Paul Cutler|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||Spring school (extended)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (extended)||31/10/2015||23/11/2015||22/12/2015||13/2/2016|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2015.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2015: $769.00||2015: $1,812.00||070105|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
On-Campus students: 1 x 1 hour lecture (13 Weeks) available only on-line; and a 1 x 2 hour face to face tutorial (13 Weeks)
Online students: Lectures, weekly activities and discussions
Task 1: Essay (30%). Task 2: Tutorial presentation and peer review (20%). Task 3: Final presentation, lesson sequence and rationale (50%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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