EDAB411 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures, Peoples and Education

10 cp
Prerequisites Nil
Teaching Organisation

This unit is designed to offer pre-service teachers a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and histories and the role of this knowledge within the Australian educational context. The unit focuses on the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations within Australia with particular emphasis on the cultures and histories of the region in which it is being taught. The unit aspires to give pre-service teachers an appreciation of the centrality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to the national identity of Australians in the 21st Century. The development and implementation of the unit will involve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and make reference to relevant local resources. Major themes will include: contemporary cultures and issues; the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the making of Australia; traditional cultures and histories and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in education.