Indigenous content and perspectives in teacher education are acknowledged by the Australian Council of Deans of Education as specialist knowledge. Through studying this unit students will develop understandings of effective pedagogies for teaching Indigenous learners, and engage with the historical and contemporary policies, practices and programs that have shaped Indigenous education in Australia. Students will demonstrate their understanding of this specialist knowledge and the importance of effective partnerships between schools and communities, through engagement with unit tasks and assessments. This unit enables students to work confidently in various contexts to teach Indigenous learners, and to teach about Indigenous content and perspectives.
Prescribed Text -ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER EDUCATION AN INTRODUCTION FOR THE TEACHING PROFESSION