Details for Australian Indigenous Education

In this subject Teacher Education Students (TES) consider curriculum and pedagogy and are empowered to implement practices responsive to, and respectful of, Indigenous perspectives.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU126
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: David Hastie

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Australian Indigenous Education

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

In this subject Teacher Education Students (TES) consider curriculum and pedagogy and are empowered to implement practices responsive to, and respectful of, Indigenous perspectives. This subject argues the case for culturally responsive pedagogies and teaching to engender supportive learning environments that address the needs of diverse classrooms and learning environments across a range of settings including rural, remote and urban Australian Indigenous communities to enable students to reach their full potential. This subject examines the effectiveness of Australian Education Policy past and present, in terms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and applies the principles and theories of literacy and numeracy education to first and second language learning contexts. It is anticipated that the TES’s own desire to engage more in understanding worldviews of different Australian Indigenous groups will be strengthened and in this way, Christian and other schools will actively work towards closing the gap in Australian Indigenous education.

Outcomes

  1. Draw on current research and evidence-based practices to articulate an understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and languages.
  2. Describe strategies for working effectively, sensitively and confidentially with parent/carers (and students) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) backgrounds to involve them in the educative process in ways that show an understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages and identity.
  3. Explain the significant issues: social, cultural, economic and historical that affect the achievement of Australian Indigenous students’ educational outcomes.
  4. Select culturally effective pedagogies which promote heightened understanding of the needs in diverse classrooms and for students across the full range of abilities in order to enable students to reach their full potential and flourish.
  5. Discuss the effectiveness of Australian Indigenous policies and procedures as well as anti-racism and EALD policies, programs and services and their role in contributing to student outcomes and the equity and quality of school education.
  6. Describe pedagogies that engender a supportive learning environment and develop positive attitudes towards Australian Indigenous students.
  7. Outline principles and theories of literacy and numeracy education to first and second language learning in programming for cross-curricula units of work.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Posts (30%)
  • x2 Minor Essays (50%)
  • Interview Analysis (25%)

Prescribed Text

  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references