EEB505 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers (8)


The subject has been designed to allow students to explore Indigenous Australian Education and its benefits in primary and secondary educational settings. As students begin to critically reflect upon the cultures, histories and contemporary contexts of Indigenous Australia, they will develop a greater awareness of Indigenous Australian socio-cultural and socio-political contexts, and advance their own understanding of the dynamics of Indigenous values, worldviews and identities. Furthermore, they will encounter a diverse range of pedagogies and strategies that can bring Indigenous Australian perspectives and approaches into the classroom, orientate students towards Indigenous Australian cultures, histories and contexts and support Indigenous Australian students more effectively. They will have the opportunity to utilise their pedagogical understandings to investigate and reflect on current Indigenous Australian issues and anti-racism education policies, programs and services, evaluating their role in contributing to student outcomes, equity and quality within the primary or secondary education contexts.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEB505
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 sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed EEB435
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to understand the diversity of Indigenous Australian Cultures
  • be able to recognise and analyse issues associated with Social Justice, Reconciliation and Disadvantage
  • be able to identify relevant Indigenous Australian cultural and historical impacts on educational settings
  • be able to recognise social issues that impact on the involvement of Indigenous Australian Communities
  • be able to utilise personnel to improve educational outcomes for Indigenous Australian Students
  • be able to understand issues around Indigenous Australian adolescent identity
  • be able to develop, modify, evaluate and implement programs through research and analysis
  • be able to develop critical in-depth understandings through the demonstration of independent desktop research skills.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Cultural Competency
  • The Dreaming
  • Kinship- webs of relatedness
  • Historical Contexts
  • Reserves, Missions and the Stolen Generations
  • Contemporary Indigenous Identity and Realities
  • Why Indigenous Australian Education?
  • Indigenous Australian Education in the Primary and Secondary Context
  • Incorporating Indigenous Australian Studies and Perspectives
  • Students and Indigenous Australian Education
  • Relations to Land


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.