Aboriginal Education, Policies and Issues
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Australian Culture, Education, Indigenous Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course is primarily designed for students wishing to undertake a teaching career. The course addresses Aboriginal education and social policies that have impacted on Aboriginal communities, particularly in NSW; cultural differences and related pedagogues; teaching strategies, including anti racism strategies; and the inclusion of the Aboriginal community in the delivery of knowledge within the schooling system.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Recognise the importance of teaching Aboriginal Studies in the context of Australia's modern society.2. Understand and respect traditional and contemporary Aboriginal cultures;3. Learn appropriate pedagogy for teaching Indigenous students;4. Recognise the protocols of effective consultation with Aboriginal communities;5. Gain knowledge and skills in combating racism within the school situationCONTENTHistory of Aboriginal education in NSW1996 NSW Aboriginal Education PolicyAboriginal community involvementAboriginal learning pedagoguesRoles of Aboriginal education workers and the Aboriginal Education Consultative GroupDevelopment of Aboriginal perspectives into teachingDevelopment of Aboriginal Studies unitsAnalysis of cultural bias in resourcesExamining racism
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.