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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

This capstone unit includes a compulsory 4-day residential that examines the applied principles and protocols of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Knowledge as they are put into practice at different places on Country; including the ways knowledge is presented as a way of being and knowing that promotes a relational experience of our world. Students will apply Respectfully Designed approaches that successfully and ethically engage with Elders and community. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Re-directive practice with community

Topic 2: Methodologies that activate the intelligence of community and Country

Topic 3: Methods that collaborate positively for community benefit

Topic 4: Re-visitation that nurtures respectful 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 understand relational practices and cultures of repair in Aboriginal community contexts Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Cultural competence
2 apply re-directive practice and Respectfully Designed approaches for community benefit Knowledge of a discipline Cultural competence
3 demonstrate ongoing re-directive practice that promotes a relational view of our world Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Cultural competence

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

  1. understand relational practices and cultures of repair in Aboriginal community contexts
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. apply re-directive practice and Respectfully Designed approaches for community benefit
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. demonstrate ongoing re-directive practice that promotes a relational view of our world
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence