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EPT454 Professional Study in Wiradjuri Community Development (8)

Abstract

In this subject students will learn about, and operate within Wiradjuri community protocols. Students will work with a community mentor and members of the Wiradjuri community to identify, negotiate, plan and implement a project which seeks to build the capacity of the community in practical and contributory ways. This subject includes a 50 hour community placement where students will undertake activities suggested by the community and engage with the knowledge, history, language and culture of that community, and through these activities students will gain experiential insights that will allow them to contribute to the building of better lives and futures for members of that community.

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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2014.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: EPT454
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USCentre for Indigenous Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Prerequisite(s)
IKC301 and IKC400 and IKC401

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the influences and impact that history plays on Wiradjuri Nation, language and culture, including the policies and practices that have implications for Rebuilding Australia's Indigenous Nations in a contemporary context.
  • Be able to think critically about the concepts of nation building and be able to generate ideas and strategies to achieve nation building within this complex area
  • Be able to demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of the importance of nation building/rebuilding and be able to apply this knowledge in their professional areas
  • Be able to analyse, consolidate and synthesise information relating to nation building and be able to actively participate in this process
  • Be able to identify the need for nation rebuilding and forecast what successful nation building could look like in their community.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1- Act according to Wiradjuri Cultural protocols
  • Module 2- Communicate effectively in a Wiradjuri cultural context
  • Module 3- Contribute to Wiradjuri Nation rebuilding through participation and work in a Wiradjuri cultural community context.
  • Professional Study in Wiradjuri Community Development
  • - approximately 10-15 hours community orientation with the community mentor
  • - approximately 10-15 hours preparation for the community project
  • - approximately 10-15 hours community participation

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 10 days duration. Students will spend 50 hours in the Wiradjuri community as a resource for, and as a service to, this community. The 50 hours may be configured as 5 hours per week over 10 weeks or in a configuration negotiated with the subject coordinator.

The workplace learning for this subject includes 50 hours of Professional study which is made up of the following components:
-approximately 10-15 hours community orientation with the community mentor
-approximately 10-15 hours preparation for the community project
-approximately 10-15 hours community participation
  This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 10 days duration. Students will spend 50 hours in the Wiradjuri community as a resource for, and as a service to, this community. The 50 hours may be configured as 5 hours per week over 10 weeks or in a configuration negotiated with the subject coordinator.

The workplace learning for this subject includes 50 hours of Professional study which is made up of the following components:
-approximately 10-15 hours community orientation with the community mentor
-approximately 10-15 hours preparation for the community project
-approximately 10-15 hours community participation
 

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The information contained in the 2014 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 29 April 2014. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.