|Teacher/Coordinator: Susan Poetsch|
Classes: Block Mode
Assessment: language survey (20%), unit of work (35%), microteaching (15%), teaching resources (30%)
|Australian Aboriginal languages have been spoken and learned for millennia. Despite devastating losses from the effects of invasion, many have survived into the present and others that fell out of use are now being revitalised. Since the implementation of the NSW Aboriginal Languages K-10 syllabus in 2005 there has been a substantial increase in programs in schools in this state and this shows every sign of continued growth. The NSW Institute of Teachers also identifies Aboriginal languages and linguistics as suitable content areas for teachers of Aboriginal studies. This unit aims to equip graduates with sufficient practical understanding of the syllabus and the field that they might support initiatives in their schools or consider adding languages as a teaching subject in their professional future.|
Available to students who have completed the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) or equivalent.