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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

This explores Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander community-based knowledge by bringing learners and community together via a compulsory 5-day residential workshop. Students will learn about respectful engagement with narratives from community and how this knowledge can be utilised Respectfully to achieve successful outcomes as defined by and experienced by the members of those communities.

 

Unit content

Topic 1: Learn best practice in Indigenous community engagement

Topic 2: Community-based Indigenous Knowledge processes

Topic 3: Understanding Indigenous Knowledge in relationship with community

Topic 4: Narratives of representation in relation to urban and rural community-based Indigenous Knowledge

Topic 5: Rights and responsibilities within relationships with community

Topic 6: Planning action through Indigenous Knowledge gained with community

 

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 reflect on ethical and reciprocal relationships with community and practice respectful action that will allow Indigenous Knowledge to flow from community Intellectual rigour Ethical practice Cultural competence
2 critically analyse effective frameworks that allow Indigenous Knowledge to be synthesised through relationship with community Intellectual rigour Cultural competence
3 develop and apply models for positive social outcomes that transmit community-based Indigenous Knowledge Respectfully Intellectual rigour Ethical practice Cultural competence

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

  1. reflect on ethical and reciprocal relationships with community and practice respectful action that will allow Indigenous Knowledge to flow from community
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. critically analyse effective frameworks that allow Indigenous Knowledge to be synthesised through relationship with community
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. develop and apply models for positive social outcomes that transmit community-based Indigenous Knowledge Respectfully
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence