Unit

School Of Education

Aboriginal Education: Past, Present and FutureWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102810.1

Discipline: TEACHER EDUCATION: PRIMARY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Terrence Wright


Equivalent Units
101577 - Classrooms without Borders

Prerequisite

Students enrolled in 1651 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary), 1822 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean’s Scholars or 6019 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary, must have successfully completed 160 credit points.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1781 Master of Teaching (Primary), 1651 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Primary Teaching), 1822 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean’s Scholars or 6019 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary).


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Autumn  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 WSU Online Trimester 2  Yes  WSU Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit builds the capacity of students to work in culturally competent and sensitive ways in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education in primary schools. It allows for the development of understandings of the similarities and/or diversities of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups including culture, histories, languages and identity. It examines the social and cultural contexts that influence engagement by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities in schooling. It explores ways of improving engagement through effective school culture, curriculum and community approaches. The unit explores the protocols for successfully working with Aboriginal children, families and communities in education settings to maximise learning outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. By investigating current approaches for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and integrating Aboriginal knowledges, perspectives and culturally sensitive pedagogies into schooling, the students develop their own practices in providing an inclusive learning environment for all children. The unit explores the protocols for successfully working with Aboriginal children, families and communities in education settings to maximise learning outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.


Courses
1651.6Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.7Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.8Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT
1781.3Master of Teaching (Primary)CURRENT
1782.2Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) (exit only)CURRENT
1822.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1822.2Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1822.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCURRENT
1859.3Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CURRENT
6019.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
6019.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT


Specialisations

M1081.1Education Studies (Primary)CURRENT
M1126.1Education Studies - Primary English Teaching SpecialisationCURRENT
M1127.1Education Studies - Primary Mathematics Teaching SpecialisationCURRENT
M1128.1Education Studies - Primary Science Teaching SpecialisationCURRENT




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