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ED4461 - Indigenous Futures

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

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 for children from birth to 18 years. 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 and for BEd (ECE) students an understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework at an assured level.
Prerequisites: ED3488 OR ADMISSION TO COURSE CODE 33506

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching (Face to face teaching begins week commencing 31 August 2015 over 4 week period)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Miss Juanita Sellwood.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - 4 hours per week over 4 weeks (2 hr Seminar & 2 hr Workshop per week)
  • 8 hours - Online tasks
Assessment: task one: self-critique task 50% (50%); task two: school-based report 50% (50%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching (Face to face teaching begins week commencing 31 August 2015 over 4 week period)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - 4 hours per week over 4 weeks (2 hr Seminar & 2 hr Workshop per week)
  • 8 hours - Online tasks
Assessment: task one: self-critique task 50% (50%); task two: school-based report 50% (50%).

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
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.