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IND201 - Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences: Historical Journeys-Contemporary Perspectives

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.

Last updated: 5 October 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Bryan Fricker
Trimester 2: Bryan Fricker
Trimester 3: To be advised
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week

Note:

Student enrolment quotas apply to this unit

Content

This unit provides in depth knowledge of historical and contemporary Aboriginal cultures in Australia and gives an overview of social, educational, economic, health, policy and political issues.  The aim is to empower students to understand current circumstances and develop appropriate skills and strategies that may be applied in a workplace or in liaison with Aboriginal Peoples or organisations. 

It examines;

  • the complexity and diversity of pre-invasion societies
  • relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal societies
  • the impacts of policy since invasion
  • community consultation and communication protocols and sensitive issues concerning appropriate terminology
  • lateral violence and workplace ‘cultures’
  • strategies for combatting racism
  • employment strategies and entrepreneurship
  • current perspectives of the location of Aboriginal Peoples in Australia
  • social and political movements/directions/futures
  • future directions and the interplay between contemporary debates – for example, Sovereignty, Treaties and Constitutional Recognition

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Analyse and communicate the relationships between historical perspectives and current cultural practice

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

ULO2

Assess the impacts socially and politically of Australia’s moral location

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Interpret current circumstances and challenges of Aboriginal Peoples and evaluate the positioning of Australia in relation to the global community

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO4

Compare Australia’s international positioning with a personal understanding of the ‘drivers’ of Australian social and political dynamics

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO5

Define some of the workplace challenges faced by Aboriginal Peoples

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO6

Learn to implement and evaluate appropriate working relationships and outcomes with Aboriginal Peoples

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork

 

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 1:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Essay 2000 words or equivalent 50% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Essay 2000 words or equivalent 50% Information not yet available

Assessment

Trimester 3:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Essay 2000 words or equivalent 50% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Essay 2000 words or equivalent 50% Information not yet available

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Essay 2000 words or equivalent 50% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Essay 2000 words or equivalent 50% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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