Students are enabled to constructively consider the interface of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous issues, histories, cultures and perspectives in education, the curriculum and the ‘hidden 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 and non-Indigenous students, cultural engagement and racism in education and in Australian society. The unit enables students to develop an ethical position and critical reflection to recognise that cultural engagement in any classroom is contingent on the teacher’s awareness of his/her own cultural positioning; and the process and pedagogy enables students to identify and challenge institutional political, racial and social injustices in education. The unit enables students to own a position from which to be confident and capable to teach the interface of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous histories and perspectives since colonisation and to teach Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous students with cultural insight and respect. The unit fosters deep thinking and engagement with ethical issues that are vital to being an effective and transformative teacher capable of fostering restorative justice and reconciliation.
|Unit name||Cultural Awareness: The Non-indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander interface|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor David Hicks|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the cultural and institutional issues that impact on the capacity and willingness of non-Indigenous people to extend educational justice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and peoples.
- Identify, critically analyse and select local and national teaching and learning resources, and pedagogies, to foster and develop all students’ knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, history and engagement in education.
- Demonstrate evidence of an ethical teaching practice that is effective in realising the goals of restorative justice, in order to achieve educational justice and Reconciliation for all students, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous students.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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|Assessment||Abstract (50%)|Essay (50%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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