IND205 - Global Indigenous Knowledges and Philosophies


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Study Tour, Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil

IND101 or IND102 

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit. This includes practicals and seminar time, designated activities, assessment tasks, readings, and study time.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

9 x 2-hour seminars (Week 1-6 and 9-11) conducted online, 1 x study tour of 2 weeks (Week 7-8), conducted either on Country or virtually depending on travel availability

In-person attendance requirements

Study Tour


This unit focuses on Global Indigenous Communities around the world and engages in a virtual study tour. It comprises of either an immersive on-Country international tour, or a virtual study tour when on-Country is not a viable option. The study tour will respond to international events, initiatives and opportunities. Students will explore Indigenous perspectives, focusing on their history, societal structures, leadership methods, practices and epistemologies.

Students will compare and contrast the knowledges of the Global Indigenous peoples to those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, gaining insight into the differences and similarities of Indigenous peoples throughout the world. Students will also analyse and examine how views of Indigenous cultures have been shaped by Eurocentric models of thinking.

Each flexible study tour will focus on a particular Global Indigenous group from around the world. These may include, but are not limited to, the Anui people of Japan, the Maori people of New Zealand, First Nations people of Canada and North America and the Sami people of Northern Europe.

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