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ED4461 - Indigenous Futures

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

External offering available to ECE online students only.

This subject prepares pre-service teachers for the role of professional educator within the classroom, school and wider community. Pre-service teachers will engage with critical Indigenous theory to explore and examine their personal and professional knowledge and beliefs about Indigenous education. The subject will explore the Australian curriculum and draw extensively on engaging with the knowledge, understanding and skills relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures - cross curricula priority. It examines the nexus between the broader role of schools in the local, national and global communities, especially in preparing Indigenous learners as global students. Pre-service teachers will investigate a range of Indigenous education policies, pedagogical theories and curriculum frameworks to develop models of integrated curriculum, which are inclusive and embed Indigenous perspectives across Key Learning Areas.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop the skills and attitudes to engage with colleagues, students, parents and community;
  • establish personal and professional accountabilities for incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture in the wider school and class setting;
  • critically examine school practices and organisational environment to ensure the development of pedagogical approaches that encourage high levels of expectation and achievement by Indigenous students;
  • develop integrated curriculum which demonstrates inclusive pedagogical practices and embeds Indigenous perspectives;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an assured level.
Prerequisites: ED3488

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Mr Maxwell Lenoy
Lecturers: Mr Maxwell Lenoy, Lyn Nichols.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: task one: self-critique task 50% (50%); task two: school-based report 50% (50%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (Dates to be advised: Face-to-Face teaching will not occur until after 25 August 2014)
Coordinator: Mr Maxwell Lenoy
Lecturers: Mr Maxwell Lenoy, Lyn Nichols.
Assessment: task one: self-critique task 50% (50%); task two: school-based report 50% (50%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (Dates to be advised: Face-to-Face teaching will not occur until after 25 August 2014)
Coordinator: Mr Maxwell Lenoy
Lecturer: Miss Juanita Sellwood.
Assessment: task one: self-critique task 50% (50%); task two: school-based report 50% (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.