EEP400 Indigenous Education Studies (8)

Students will be introduced to appropriate curriculum and pedagogy for teaching Indigenous children and demonstrate how Indigenous teaching and learning practices can be of benefit to all education participants. Students will gain knowledge and appreciation of the importance and implications of full consultation with local Indigenous communities within these settings. It will focus on empowering students to effectively reflect on all aspects of teaching with respect to Indigenous perspectives.


Session 1 (30)
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Northern Sydney Institute
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEP400. 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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to recognise the importance of community consultation and the participation of Indigenous people in educational environments;
  • have developed an awareness and understanding of culturally appropriate pedagogy for Indigenous children;
  • be able to formulate culturally appropriate teaching strategies for Indigenous children;
  • understand and developed aspects of a culturally safe education environment.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Indigenous Education
  • What is Indigenous Education?
  • 1. Indigenous Education Aspects.
  • 2. Education Relationships.
  • Why Indigenous Education
  • 1. Policies
  • 2. Closing the Gap
  • 3. Learning / Teaching Styles
  • 4. Community Partnerships.
  • Module 2: Indigenous Education and Policies
  • 1. National Policies
  • 2. State Policies
  • 3. Departmental Policies
  • 4. Community Policies
  • 5. School / centre Policies.
  • Module 3: Indigenous Perspectives and Indigenous Studies
  • 1. Defining Indigenous Perspectives and Indigenous Studies
  • 2. Comparing Indigenous Perspective and Indigenous Studies
  • 3. Why do we implement Indigenous Perspectives and Indigenous Studies?
  • 4. How do we incorporate Indigenous Perspectives and Indigenous Studies?
  • Module 4: Students in Aboriginal Education
  • 1. Strategies in Indigenous Education for Indigenous Children
  • 2. Quality Teaching and Indigenous Education
  • 3. Aboriginal English
  • 4. 8 Ways of Aboriginal Learning
  • 5. Pedagogy
  • 6. Student Aspirations.
  • Module 5: Community Partnerships
  • 1. Contacting Indigenous Communities
  • 2. Consultation with Indigenous Communites
  • 3. Indigenous Communities' influence on education
  • 4. Indigenous Communities in our degrees and practicum.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EEP400 in Session 3 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 cultural safety & community involvement
Short answers & professional reflection

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.