TEAC 3003 Community Responsive Pedagogies and Leadership
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102139
Coordinator Terrence Wright Opens in new window
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 build on students' sociological understandings of primary schooling and how it impacts on First Nation peoples.. The unit builds on experiential, theoretical and curriculum knowledge developed in the course. Schools have a long tradition of working with communities at the 'chalkface' of social change. Such relationships are complex, evolving and spatially/ temporally different because of a local/global sense of place and the socio-political context. Possibilities for promoting socially just practices for different communities are therefore contingent upon a range of strategies for inclusion. This unit examines theoretical frameworks that can assist in understanding the complexities of these processes and will incorporate a 5 day community engagement activity involving First Nation peoples.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Equivalent Subjects EDUC 3001 - Communities and Primary Schools
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 1717 - Bachelor of Education (Primary) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.
- Describe the multiple dimensions of community; (Standards:1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.4.1, 7.3.1)
- Describe the relationship between place, identities and communities as they relate to schools and institutions; (Standards:1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.4.1, 7.2.1, 7.3.1)
- Critically analyse representations of school in community environments; (Standards:1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.4.1, 7.2.1, 7.3.1)
- Demonstrate knowledge of and respect for the diverse social, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds of students, including gender and sexuality and the effects of these factors on learning. (Standards: 1.1.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.4.1, 7.2.1, 7.3.1)
- Examine the ways in which primary schools and Institutions can engage in capacity building of communities. (Standards: 7.2.1, 7.3.1)
- Explain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, the impact of culture, cultural identity and diversity in rural, remote and urban schooling. (Standards: 1.1.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.4.1, 7.2.1, 7.3.1)
- Identify specific learning needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in rural, remote and urban settings and contrast with other First Nation peoples. (Standards: 1.4.1, 2.4.1,4.1.1, 4.4.1, 7.2.1, 7.3.1)
- Examine the roles and responsibilities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support personnel within systems and at school, and their contribution to education and community in improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. (Standards: 1.4.1, 2.4.1, 7.2.1, 7.3.1)
- Assess and reflect upon International, National and State educational priorities and policies which impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education compared to other First Nation peoples. (Standards: 1.4.1, 2.4.1, 7.2.1, 7.3.1)
- Evaluate the role teachers, staff and schools play in the promotion of communication strategies which will enhance community consultation and the establishment of partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and communities compared to other First Nation peoples. (Standards: 1.1.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.4.1, 7.2.1, 7.3.1)
2. Place and identity - role of visual narratives in school and community social life
3. Whiteness, power and the politics of advantage/outcomes
4. School/community relations and the education of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children;
5. Spatial dynamics of school buildings, playgrounds and structures/cultures of feelings in school-community contexts
6. The socio-political and socio-cultural dynamics of educational inequalities in school communities
7. Social justice theories, invitational thinking, multicultural perspectives, Social capital theory ? bonding, bridging and linking
8. What is leadership ? being an agent of change, being an advocate and different models of leadership
9. Transforming school cultures and engaging the community, long-term and short term strategies and tactics
10. Multiple ways of communicating to enhance school-community partnerships with First Nation peoples
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.
|Case Study||15 minute||50||N||Individual|
|OR Applied Project||5 weeks||S/U||Y||Individual|
- Price, K.(Ed).(2015). Knowledge of life: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge Press.
2022 Semester 1
Subject Contact Terrence Wright Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.