2020 unit information
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
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
1 x 2-hour seminar per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
Student enrolment quotas apply to this unit
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.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Analyse and communicate the relationships between historical perspectives and current cultural practice
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Assess the impacts socially and politically of Australia’s moral location
GLO5: Problem solving
Interpret current circumstances and challenges of Aboriginal Peoples and evaluate the positioning of Australia in relation to the global community
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO8: Global citizenship
Compare Australia’s international positioning with a personal understanding of the ‘drivers’ of Australian social and political dynamics
Define some of the workplace challenges faced by Aboriginal Peoples
Learn to implement and evaluate appropriate working relationships and outcomes with Aboriginal Peoples
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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.
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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