A second perspective is to examine current issues in Australian society for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders such as cultural identities, contemporary cultures, linguistic backgrounds and education. Thirdly, you will consider the teaching and learning implications of these, examining ways to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in teaching across the curriculum, as well as to develop strategies for inclusion to effectively meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in school. This unit also connects with the course learning outcomes of articulating and embodying the ideologies of socially just education through awareness, inclusion, equity and access, as well as critically applying knowledge of educational issues to improve classroom practice and strengthen students' relations with their local community.
EED5101 - Epistemologies of Practice
AND successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Education students
|1.||Critically review historical and current indigenous education policies and practices in order to understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives;|
|2.||Elucidate the professional complexities in including indigenous perspectives when teaching students and articulate a standpoint of practice that can negotiate these complexities;|
|3.||Critically review curriculum materials and resources in order to identify approaches and strategies that support the inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives across the curriculum in schools with a view to promoting reconciliation in today's society.|
|Assignment||Critical review of curriculum for Aboriginal content in response to Respect, Reconciliation and Relationship||30%|
|Presentation||Presentation of teaching practice that integrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.||70%|
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