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Aboriginal Education

Enrolment code: HAB247/347

Offered: not offered in 2003

Special note: may be taken as an elective

Unit description:

Explores policy and practice (both historical and contemporary) in Aboriginal education in Australia, and examines the effect of western education in Aboriginal societies with a view to assessing both its ‘success’, ie in terms of purely academic goals, and its consequences for the maintenance of Aboriginal cultural values. The unit considers a range of case studies and theoretical models which critique notions of ‘education as assimilation’ and ‘education for self-determination’ and seeks to locate our understandings of Aboriginal education within a broader constructs of cultural co-existence and cultural diffusion. Issues such as domain separation, culturally appropriate pedagogical practice and knowledge custodianship are also canvassed, and provision is made for education practitioners to apply their studies in the unit to the development of educational materials.

Staff Ms C Andersen (Coordinator) For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2-hr lecture fortnightly, 1.5-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in Aboriginal Studies or equiv  
Assessment mode 1,000-word essay (15%), 2,000-word essay (35%), tutorial presentation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Unit Reader (contact Riawunna for details) Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Aboriginal Studies  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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