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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

Unit aim

Accessing Indigenous Knowledge is facilitated through building relationships between students and Country.  When people respectfully fulfil their responsibilities to care for Country, Country gives back land-based, contextual knowledge. Indigenous voices from around the globe will highlight priorities and directions to applying land-based knowledge into action in our local environments.

Unit content

  1. Indigenous knowledge as a relationship with Country
  2. Biodiversity and cultural heritage within diverse environments
  3. Indigenous natural resource management and responsibilities
  4. Intellectual property rights and relationships with Country
  5. International Indigenous perspectives on land-based Indigenous Knowledge
  6. Developing action from Indigenous Knowledge gained with 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 Engage in ethical and reciprocal relationships with Country through respectful action
2 Analyse and assess Indigenous Knowledge that is synthesised through relationship with Country
3 Identify and evaluate ways that land-based Indigenous Knowledge may be utilised by Indigenous peoples and others to action positive social outcomes.

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

  1. Engage in ethical and reciprocal relationships with Country through respectful action
  2. Analyse and assess Indigenous Knowledge that is synthesised through relationship with Country
  3. Identify and evaluate ways that land-based Indigenous Knowledge may be utilised by Indigenous peoples and others to action positive social outcomes.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.