First Nations Knowings: Australian Context 1
10 cp Prerequisites Nil Teaching Organisation
This first unit is designed to contextualize some fundamental understandings associated with the privileging of Indigenous Knowings in an Australian context. An understanding of ontological differences between First Nations peoples’ and non-Indigenous peoples’ are the foundations for understanding cultural difference and engaging in transformational leadership. Leadership that embodies the following principles: vision, values, relationships, transformation, resilience, reciprocity, integrity, cultural safety, culturally responsive community engagement and practice and ethics and morality. It is important that teachers and students understand and critically reflect and engage with Western scholarship that has sought to define and position Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures through their Eurocentric lenses.