Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine culture and its foundations, existing cultural variations among Australian students, including accommodation for ESL in schools. Emphasis will be placed on developing understanding and valuing of histories, cultures, traditions, languages and diversity of Indigenous peoples, and the types of education most appropriate to their needs. A key element will be acquiring cultural literacy that entails engaging with Indigenous values and knowledge, and exploring strategies effective with Indigenous students. Australia's economic, social and cultural links with Asia and their educational implications will be examined with a view to developing personal and technical skills to interact effectively with a diverse range of people in a world of complex interdependence. The subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential which entails deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world, being able to recognise the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries, and work with diverse communities.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only Available to students enrolled in EBTP Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), EBTS Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) & EBTOCE Bachelor of Teaching (Outreach and Community Education)


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEDU2CII: Cultural and Indigenous Issues (Available at the Co-Op Bookshop)PrescribedTBAMACMILLAN 2012
ReadingsPlease refer to Learning Management System (LMS) site or Section 5.2 of the subject learning guideRecommendedTBATBA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and understand the representation of Indigenous cultural diversity, traditions and languages and types of education appropriate to their needs.


02. Understand diversity of values and perspectives globally and identify the variations in cultures in Australia and create resources which include global perspectives for teaching and learning.


03. Identify teaching strategies which can be used in schools to promote communication and team work for students from a variety of cultural backgrounds


04. Have skills to interact with diverse people in complex interdependent world and create resources which include global perspectives for teaching and learning.


05. Prepare and construct an Action Plan for the inclusion and engagement with Indigenous perspectives in Australian schools.


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Develop an Action Plan focussing on the Indigenous content in the Australian curriculum (1,500-word)40 01, 02, 05
Group Task - Choose a learning area and develop a inquiry based Unit of Work (2,500 word equivalent)60 02, 03, 04, 05