CULTURAL AND INDIGENOUS ISSUES
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
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)
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||EDU2CII: Cultural and Indigenous Issues (Available at the Co-Op Bookshop)||Prescribed||TBA||MACMILLAN 2012|
|Readings||Please refer to Learning Management System (LMS) site or Section 5.2 of the subject learning guide||Recommended||TBA||TBA|
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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Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|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|