EEB206 Indigenous Education for Social Justice (8)

In this subject students will learn how to respond ethically, respectfully and effectively to contemporary issues in Indigenous education. They will encounter Indigenous peoples' life stories to further their own cultural competence and enrich curriculum content in a learning setting. They will expand their repertoires of practice by applying pedagogies derived from Indigenous sources to benefit all children and relate these to mandated curriculum and policy outcomes. Students will map issues and teaching principles relating to Indigenous education and plan a sequence of learning experiences for children that utilises Indigenous perspectives and pedagogies to achieve mandated learning outcomes. They will develop their ability to recognise and respond to the cultural values and worldview of Indigenous children, families and communities and discuss the importance of Indigenous pedagogies.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEB206. 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

Not available to students who have completed subjects EED208, EEP304 and EEP400.

Assumed Knowledge


Subject Relationships

EED208 This subject shares similar content
EEP400 This subject shares similar content
EEP304 This subject shares similar content

Incompatible Subjects

EED208, EEP304, EEP400

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to create teaching plans using Indigenous perspectives and pedagogies with a capacity to make links to mandated curriculum and policy;
  • be able to justify transformative personal/professional development and growth towards increasing cultural competence with respect for Country and its local custodians;
  • be able to discuss the importance of Indigenous education in contemporary Australia;
  • be able to describe how to seek information respectfully on Indigenous peoples' lives;
  • be aware of the diversity of identities, experiences and education of Indigenous children, families and communities;
  • be able to identify the connections between languages, literacies, cultural identities, education and social futures; and
  • be able to discuss how and why Indigenous generated pedagogical approaches should be implemented to benefit all children.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to Aboriginal education and pedagogies
  • Aboriginal Content: Aboriginal Perspectives to the EYLF, the National Curriculum and National Teaching Standards
  • Pedagogy: 2 Ways pedagogy; Quality Teaching; Stronger Smarter; 8 Ways pedagogy; relating to Western pedagogies
  • Cultural Competence: Cultural safety
  • Aboriginal Students: cultural identities in the classroom; accessing the classroom; Aboriginal English in the classroom; Aboriginal languages
  • Aboriginal Communities: Diversity-Community and Families; Aboriginal Community Consultation; Contacting Aboriginal Communities
  • Social Futures: What is next? Using Aboriginal pedagogy; Aboriginal perspectives in university subjects

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EEB206 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Indigenous perspective rationale & activities
Indigenous education strategy

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.