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EEP443 Aboriginal Perspectives for Secondary Education (8)


The subject has been designed to allow students to explore Aboriginal Education and its benefits in the secondary educational setting. As students begin to critically reflect upon perceptions of Aboriginal Australia they will encounter a diverse range of pedagogies and strategies that can address these issues in the secondary classroom. They will have the opportunity to utilise their pedagogical understandings to investigate and reflect on current Aboriginal, multi-cultural, anti-racism education polices, programs and services, evaluating their role in contributing to student outcomes, equity and quality of secondary education.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sesssionHD/FLSchool of Education

Enrolment restrictions

Entry into the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), Bachelor of Education (TAS), Bachelor of Education (Secondary Mathematics), Bachelor of Education (Health and PE), Bachelor of Education (Middle School) or as determined by the course coordinator.
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- Understand the diversity of Aboriginal cultures and histories in Australia;
- Be able to recognise and analyse issues associated with social justice, reconciliation and disadvantage through the exploration of Aboriginal cultures and histories;
- Identify relevant Aboriginal cultural and historical impacts on contemporary educational settings;
- Recognise social issues that impact on the involvement of Aboriginal and other cultural communities within school settings, and devise strategies that create pathways for partnerships to support children's learning;
- Understand the roles of, and begin to utilise personnel within Education systems, schools and the wider community to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal students;
- Identify issues around Aboriginal adolescent identity and their relationship in the secondary education setting; and
- Demonstrate an ability to develop, modify, implement and evaluate programs, strategies and resources in relation to Aboriginal studies and perspectives.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Aboriginal Australia and Communities - Aboriginal Diversity and Comparative Studies - Aboriginal Concepts, Assumptions and Identities - Aboriginal Community Partnerships - Traditional and Contemporary Histories - Policies, Strategies and Reviews - Support Personnel - Aboriginal Perspectives in Curriculum and Pedagogy.


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 16 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.