IND302 - Working Alongside Aboriginal Communities

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Jessamy Gleeson
Prerequisite:

E359 cohorts must have completed IND202

Otherwise 1 unit from IND203, IND204, or IND205

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - online:

Online learning experiences are via CloudDeakin including a 1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided) and an interactive 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week.

Content

This unit examines ways to work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, including families, organisations and communities within a contemporary context. It will provide insight, protocols, and practices and how culturally responsive engagement can be achieved. A holistic approach identifies how social, political, and economic dynamics, as well as historic and cultural differences brought about by colonisation, have influenced contemporary communities. Students will explore the structures and interactions within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, the diverse roles and responsibilities of community members and their responsibilities to Country.

This unit will demonstrate culturally informed principles for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and provide opportunities for students to experience and engage with knowledge systems and boundaries. Respectful and responsive methods of engaging on-Country with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their values and knowledge are of central importance to Indigenous studies. Students will gain insight into the values, knowledges and practices that are inherent in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and how these offer a culturally cohesive approach to engaging with the world.

Students will be asked to reflexively consider their cultural positioning and perspectives, and to evaluate how these have expanded and deepened whilst engaged with Indigenous Studies units, and how they can co-contribute to positive reconciliation aligned to self-determination processes with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Respectfully communicate and negotiate culturally safe and responsive ways of engaging on-Country with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' knowledges, values and practices.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO2

Demonstrate proficiency in applying culturally responsive methods of connecting and collaborating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, communities or organisations.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Centering Indigenous standpoints, analyse and articulate the multiple historic and cultural differences brought about by colonisation and contemporary reconciliation approaches.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO4

Undertake ongoing and consistent self-evaluation and reflexivity through the application and demonstration of cultural responsiveness when engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO6: Self-management

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO5

Articulate how their actions could further progress positive reconciliation aligned to self-determination processes with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO6: Self-management

ULO6

Use digital technology to research, locate and analyse documented partnerships and engagement approaches utilised by a range of organisations working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO7: Teamwork

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year.

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Group)- Engagement report 1200 words 30% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Engagement proposal 1200 words 30% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 - Critical reflection 1600 words 40% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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