EEB435 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 socio-cultural and socio-political contexts, and advance their own understanding of the dynamics of Indigenous Australian 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 Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEB435. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Teacher Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to undergraduate students. 

Subject Relationships

EEB505 Paired Subject

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 the relevant Indigenous Australian cultural and historical impact 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 identify issues around Indigenous Australian adolescent identity; and
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to develop, modify, evaluate and implement programs.


This 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 Education in the Primary and Secondary Context
  • Incorporating Indigenous Australian Studies and Perspectives
  • Students and Indigenous Australian Education
  • Relations to the Land


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.