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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

This unit explores cultural frameworks for social interaction and learning, as well as Indigenous Knowledge frameworks for understanding relational practice, Respectful engagement and the re-conception of human interactions. Students will engage in yarning and yarning circle methods for Indigenous teaching, learning, problem identification and cultural affirmation during a compulsory 4-day residential workshop.

Unit content

Topic 1: Respectful interactions within the rights of country

Topic 2: Indigenous Pedagogy - methodologies and methods

Topic 3: Relational practice within environments

Topic 4: Yarning principles and practice

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: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 engage others respectfully in yarning circles by applying concepts of Indigenous Knowledge and the rights of Country Creativity Ethical practice Communication and social skills
2 apply Indigenous pedagogy, methodologies and methods to transmit knowledge, skills and ideas about relational practices effectively within environments Ethical practice Communication and social skills
3 evaluate theoretical perspectives on yarning as a basis for individual growth and the re-conception of human interactions with Country Creativity Ethical practice

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

  1. engage others respectfully in yarning circles by applying concepts of Indigenous Knowledge and the rights of Country
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. apply Indigenous pedagogy, methodologies and methods to transmit knowledge, skills and ideas about relational practices effectively within environments
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. evaluate theoretical perspectives on yarning as a basis for individual growth and the re-conception of human interactions with Country
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice