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On-Country Learning, Exploring Australian Indigenous Knowledges
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
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Based on the on-country context, this unit aims to give students opportunities to gain insights into the significance of historical and contemporary issues that have influenced and continue to impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This unit is a unique opportunity for students studying at Curtin University in various disciplines to join together to learn more about and interact with Aboriginal people, particularly those from Nyungar Country and to build on their cultural capabilities when interacting in Indigenous Australian contexts.
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What you'll learn
- analyse the importance of the Indigenous Standpoint in storytelling and the Dreaming within Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander societies
- identify and reflect upon the influence of the First Nations on shaping Australia
- recognise and apply Aboriginal Terms of Reference and observe related protocols GC1
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- Curtin course code: INDS2004
- Last updated on: March 18, 2021