|Short Description:||First Nations Education|
|Faculty or Section :||Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research|
|School or Department :||Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070100 - Teacher Education|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: UCTE or UCTP or UCTS or BEED or BSED or BEDU or BECH or BPED
Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.
The purpose of this course is to provide knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education including Indigenous histories, cultures and languages and to develop appropriate competencies and skills for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners, considerate of cultures, cultural identities and linguistic backgrounds. This course introduces initial pre-service educators to an understanding of themselves within this educational field; the historical, political, cultural and societal contexts of education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; provides understanding of policies and implications; informs implementation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies in the curriculum; develops analytical skills for resource selection and develops understanding and applications for engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school staff and Communities.