IKC107 Introduction to Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Realities (8)

This subject develops knowledge of Indigenous Australian peoples' varied and diverse realities. It will enhance understandings of the effects of historical and contemporary policy and practices on the lives of Indigenous Australian peoples. It examines a range of social, cultural, historical, and institutional factors that impact on the contemporary experiences of Indigenous Australian and non-Indigenous Australian peoples using a relational framework. It develops skills in critical thinking, reflection, and analysis for reflexive practice within diverse professions.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: IKC107. 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

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in the Diploma of General Studies.

Subject Relationships

IKC101 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

IKC101

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to investigate, compare and reflect on standpoint to explain Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples' historical positioning;
  • be able to describe, analyse and theorise individual and collective standpoint in relation to Indigenous peoples' experiences of Australian history;
  • be able to reflect on the factors that have shaped historical and contemporary engagement with Indigenous communities and Indigenous peoples and analyse these factors as they relate to Indigenous Australians;
  • be able to examine how racialised power and privilege influence historical and contemporary structures of Australian society and its institutions; and
  • be able to refine, review, relate and map new knowledge and understandings to demonstrate ethical professional practice, and to explore principles for respectful partnerships with Indigenous communities.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Histories, stories, and story-making (investigate, compare, reflect)
  • Standpoint investigations
  • Social, cultural, and historical positioning
  • Self-reflection and reflexivity using a relational framework
  • Multiple perspectives on Australian culture and history
  • Module 2: Construction of knowledge (describe, analyse, apply)
  • Connecting story, place, and professions
  • Historical and contemporary policies and practices
  • Race, racialisation, and culture
  • Reflexive examination of individual standpoints
  • Module 3: Professional responsibilities (refine, review, relate, map)
  • Mapping professional practice
  • Ethics and professional responsibilities
  • Conceptualising a project

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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