This unit is delivered externally. There are no on-campus sessions.
- Price, K. (2015). (Ed.) Knowledge of Life: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. Sydney: Cambridge University Press.
Knowledge of Life is the first textbook to provide students with a comprehensive guide to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. The result of extensive research and experience, it offers fresh insights into a range of topics and, most importantly, is written by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics. It addresses topics ranging from history and reconciliation, to literature and politics, to art, sport and health. It presents social, cultural and political perspectives on these areas in a manner that is accessible to students from a range of backgrounds and academic disciplines. Each chapter opens with a précis of the author's journey to engage students and offer them an insight into the author's experiences. These authentic voices encourage students to think about the wider issues surrounding each chapter and their real-life implications. This timely publication emphasises the importance of relationships between non-Indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
2. Phillips, J. & Lampert, J. (Eds.) (2012). Introductory Indigenous Studies in Education: Reflection and the importance of knowing. Frenchs Forest: Pearson Australia
This book is written specifically for university students in critical Indigenous studies programs. This 2nd edition takes into account relevant recent developments. This book intends to add to conversations about the place of Indigenous peoples in Australian society as a means of exploring Australian society itself. The issues considered about the representations of Indigenous peoples, our knowledge and the multi-dimensionality of our intersected history are relevant to a much broader societal context. The text does more than provide 'information'. Rather, it seeks to explore the conflict, compromise and negotiation that can emerge when previously disconnected ways of knowing ourselves are re-fashioned within a space where the 'stories' of Indigenous peoples are given authority where previously they were absent. As such, this book encourages readers to develop their own ideas of what Indigenous studies means to their work, and to consider their role as teachers in this context.
During the unit students will be required to access the Learning Management System to:
- Submit the required assessment tasks in a timely manner.
- Complete all the required readings for the unit.
- Contribute to online discussions and activities.
- Access all course materials
Online Participation Guidelines
A significant part of your online learning experience involves learning with and from other students and the teacher in the online discussions and activities. Active participation means sharing information and resources, posting your own ideas, and critiquing or expanding on the ideas of others in a respectful and collegial fashion. You are expected to follow accepted standards of English spelling, grammar and punctuation, when you are participating in web discussions or sending emails. These discussions are for you to exchange your reflections with your classmates and teacher about what you are learning. The discussions will be organised into forums around the particular themes you are studying.
As an online student, you will be taking a proactive approach to your learning. As the Unit Convenor’s role is that of a learning guide, your role is that of the leader in your own learning. You will be managing your own time so that you can complete the readings, activities and assignments for the unit.
Submission of Assignment
All work is to be submitted via the Turnitin function inside the ilearn site.
Return of marked work
Marked work will be returned to students electronically via ilearn.
Information about how to submit work online can be accessed through the ilearn unit.
Important: There are no examinations in this unit.
Completion of Assessment Tasks
Please email the unit convenor if you find yourself unable to meet the submission dates for assessments.
Online units can be accessed at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/
1. For technical support with passwords or to check if the Learning Management System (LMS) is down, go tohttp://informatics.mq.edu.au/help/
2. This unit is taught fully on line and access to the internet and a computer are essentail (mobile technology such as an iphone or ipad are not sufficent for this course).
3. For Learning & Teaching issues e.g. how to access your online materials such as readings, i-lecture, please contact the Unit Convenor.
4. For basic training in how to use the LMS, please go to http://mq.edu.au/iLearn/student_info/index.htm