TEAC 1008 Curriculum and Aboriginal Perspectives
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102115
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Description The unit is only offered to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education program. This unit is designed to introduce students to the characteristics of classrooms and curriculum implementation. Students will explore the structure of New South Wales/National curricula in all key learning areas, examine the perspectives which influence curriculum and the way in which curriculum is interpreted using Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives. The unit provides an understanding of the importance of the art forms and Aboriginal ways of knowing as powerful teaching and learning strategies across the primary curriculum and as creative arts in their own right.
Discipline Teacher Education: Primary
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject
Equivalent Subjects EDUC 2001 - Creative Arts 1 - AREP
Students must be enrolled in 1598 - Bachelor of Education (Primary) - AREP mode or 1717 - Bachelor of Education (Primary) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain the concept of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing
- Describe the characteristics and elements of classrooms, teaching, learning and curriculum.
- Identify and plan for Aboriginal perspectives in Primary curricula.
- Create a short creative resource, presentation or performance, using Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, in at least one curriculum area.
- Utilise performance and communication mediums in planning teaching and learning.
- Explain the importance of the inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives across the curriculum for primary students�f learning and development.
1. Introduction to regulations, statues and policies related to teacher?fs responsibilities and working with children
2. Overview of Primary (K-6) Curricula identifying where Aboriginal content may explicitly exist or could be developed to include Aboriginal ways of knowing.
3. Planning, implementing and evaluating effective learning experiences for students in different curricula context
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Professional Task||1,200 words||50||N||Individual|
|Research Essay||1,500 words||50||N||Individual|
- Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) (2018). F-10 Australian Curriculum: Science Elaborations for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cross-curriculum priority. https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/media/4200/new-content-elaborations-for-the-australian-curriculum-science-f-10.pdf
- Price, K., & Rogers, J. (Eds.). (2019). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education: An Introduction for the Teaching Profession (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/97811
- Harrison, N. and Sellwood, J. (2019) Learning and Teaching in
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Oxford
University Press (Fourth Edition)
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