University of Technology Sydney

028237 Issues in Indigenous Australian Education

6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 1.5hpw (tutorial/workshop) To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring D 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 3 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session (post-PEx) will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
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Enhancing the educational outcomes of Indigenous Australian (includes both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) students and ensuring that all school students are taught Indigenous Australian studies appropriately are priorities in contemporary education across Australia. This subject provides foundational knowledge and experiences that assist students to recognise underpinning principles that apply to effective partnership with Indigenous communities, and reflect on their own practice and how it might contribute to meeting the diverse requirements of Indigenous Australian students. Issues such as integrating Indigenous Australian perspectives across Key Learning Areas, historical educational experiences, the nature and impact of policy, post-colonialism and the foundational status of Indigenous Australians are explored.

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Spring D session, City campus

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