Aboriginal groups and Indigenous Peoples globally are challenged by development, climate change and globalisation. How might Indigeneity be asserted to ensure an equitable and respected place in a 'multicultural', globalised context? In this unit students will investigate the links between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights colonisation and globalisation. They will also consider how global citizens might practice solidarity with Indigenous movements to address issues that impact all communities. Students will build on prior learning to investigate complex issues, through multi-discipline group work.

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AEK1105 Aboriginal Traditions and Policy; OR AEK1204 Aboriginal History and Political Movements

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Investigate the colonial and global systems and structures that impact Aboriginal people and their rights in Australia;  
  2. Integrate and manage their own discipline-specific practices, responsibilities and accountabilities within a diverse group;  
  3. Articulate and demonstrate respect for cultural difference, diversity within Indigenous communities in Australia, and the value of an Aboriginal life experience as a social concept;  
  4. Critically review and apply methods of problem-solving consistent with Aboriginal worldviews in socially and culturally diverse settings  


Assessment type Description Grade
Report Briefing Note 20%
Report Report and Group presentation 40%
Presentation Advocacy Paper and Group presentation 40%
Students enrolled in this unit will be involved in discipline and multi-discipline group work involving a community-based wicked problem via research project or 'on-the-ground' project work in a localised setting that will be used as the basis for their assessment. The assessment tasks in this unit represent a 3000 equivalent word count.

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