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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Examines the contextualisation of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) at different places on Country and presents IK as a strategy that promotes a relational experience of our world. Principles and protocols for engagement with Elders in understanding Country will be presented. Practices that respect living knowledge and positively promote Indigenous lifeways will be explored. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Respect, Care and Responsibility on Country
Topic 2: Ontology and Self
Topic 3: Ontology and Place
Topic 4: Co-Design and Yarning
Topic 5: Cultural Safety on Country

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 outline the effective application of Aboriginal cultural principles and culturally safe systems that engage Elders and Traditional Owners who can speak from Country
2 apply effective cultural principles to support the expressive mastery of visual relatedness and storytelling that facilitates group learning with Elders
3 co-design models with Elders and Traditional Owners that ensure respect, ethical sharing and care in communicating on Country.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. outline the effective application of Aboriginal cultural principles and culturally safe systems that engage Elders and Traditional Owners who can speak from Country
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  2. apply effective cultural principles to support the expressive mastery of visual relatedness and storytelling that facilitates group learning with Elders
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  3. co-design models with Elders and Traditional Owners that ensure respect, ethical sharing and care in communicating on Country.
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
    • GA7: