013992 Aboriginal Sydney Now6cp; offered via UTSOnline; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Anti-requisite(s): 013993 Aboriginal Sydney Now
Although this subject is classified as a distance subject and there are no mandatory attendance requirements, students must be able to complete the assignments as required. Students are required to attend one to two public Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events (for example, a NAIDOC (http://www.naidoc.org.au/) on campus), see a performance or visit an exhibition, during the course of the subject, to develop understandings of contemporary Indigenous culture and foster personal reflection skills vital to working effectively in Indigenous contexts.
This subject focuses on contemporary Aboriginal Sydney as a means for exploring current and historical ideas about culture, country and community. Within a broadly transformative, social justice framework, the subject aims to foster students' curiosity about Indigenous ways of knowing and being in Sydney today. Students use online resources as well as interactions with local geography and events to (re)discover Aboriginal Sydney. Students learn to identify ways Indigenous perspectives and knowledges intersect with their particular area of study and potential profession, and begin to develop some skills required to work collaboratively with Indigenous Australians. Throughout the subject students are encouraged to develop their analytical and critical self-reflection skills.
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