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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

This unit assists students to Respectfully engage with Country and community to build reciprocal relationships through which knowledge emerges. Country is a vital place that we inhabit and it also exists inside as a model for being human in a proper way. During a compulsory 4-day residential workshop students model reciprocal relationships growing their understanding that Country is alive and intelligent providing everything that it's people need. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Indigenous Knowledge as a process of relationship with Country

Topic 2: Biodiversity and cultural diversity: the recognition of culture and cultural heritage within development of Indigenous Research

Topic 3: Indigenous environmental and natural resource management

Topic 4: The impact of Intellectual property rights in international and domestic law

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 develop a model for engaging in ethical and reciprocal relationships with Country Lifelong learning Cultural competence
2 analyse and assess the relationships through which Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other Indigenous Knowledge emerges from Country Creativity Cultural competence
3 identify and evaluate ways that Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other Indigenous Knowledge from Country may be used to action positive outcomes for community and Country Lifelong learning Cultural competence

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

  1. develop a model for engaging in ethical and reciprocal relationships with Country
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. analyse and assess the relationships through which Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other Indigenous Knowledge emerges from Country
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. identify and evaluate ways that Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other Indigenous Knowledge from Country may be used to action positive outcomes for community and Country
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence