students should be able to investigate, compare and reflect on standpoint to explain Indigenous…
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
• be able to investigate, compare and reflect on standpoint to explain Indigenous and
non-Indigenous peoples' historical positioning;
• be able to describe, analyse and theorise individual and collective standpoint in
relation to Indigenous peoples' experiences of Australian history;
• be able to critically reflect on the factors that have shaped historical and
contemporary engagement with Indigenous communities and Indigenous peoples
and critique deficit paradigms as they relate to Indigenous Australians;
• be able to critically examine how racialised power and privilege influence historical
and contemporary structures of Australian society and its institutions; and
• be able to refine, review, relate and map new knowledge and understandings to
demonstrate ethical professional practice, and to explore principles for respectful
partnerships with Indigenous communities.
This subject will examine and reflect on continuity and change between historical and
contemporary experiences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within the context of
Australian culture, history, and policy. It will provide opportunities for students to investigate
and critically analyse the diverse experiences of Indigenous Australians to situate you to
understand the complex ways in which social understandings and knowledge about
Indigenous Australians is limited by how insitutions such as schools, media, and Australian law
reproduce knowledge from the past. Students will not be learning about Indigenous
Australians in ways that are disconnected from the experiences of all Australians whether they
arrived over 200 years ago or more recently.
The content will be delivered progressively through a relational, reflective framework and as
such learning from each module will be both formative and summative. It sets up a safe space
for all students to challenge and interrogate their own perceptions through dialogue and
ongoing reflection on the content.
Charles Sturt University Subject Outline
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Passing a key subject is one of the indicators of satisfactory academic progress through your
course. You must pass the key subjects in your course at no more than two attempts. The first
time you fail a key subject you will be at risk of exclusion; if you fail a second time you will be
excluded from the course.
The Academic Progress Policy (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00250) sets out
the requirements and procedures for satisfactory academic progress, for the exclusion of
students who fail to progress satisfactorily and for the termination of enrolment for students
who fail to complete in the maximum allowed time.
Subject Schedule & Delivery
The textbooks required for each of your enrolled subjects can also be found via the Student
Portal Textbooks (http://student.csu.edu.au/study/study-essentials/textbooks) page.
There is no prescribed text for this subject, however there are required subject readings which
have been made available in the Learning Place and or the library. As you work through the
modules these readings will be made available.
List of Subject Readings IKC101 201930