Course Title: Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: TCHE5882C

Course Title: Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education

School: 360T Education

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Contact: Soosan Kian Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 9183 03 9925 4383

Course Contact Email: soosan.kian@rmit.edu.au robyn.blaikie@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jane Collins jane.collins@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 55

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.

Course Description

This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required to support, contribute to and coordinate education opportunities for students, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education

Element:

1. Contribute to a positive education environment

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access and clarify organisation policies and legislation relating to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education with relevant personnel
1.2 Build positive relationships that value diversity through all interactions with students
1.3 Identify and consult with appropriate persons to obtain knowledge of local region and cultural identity
1.4 Contribute to the planning and inclusion of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander contexts in education programs and the learning environment

Element:

2. Support community engagement

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Access community resources and personnel in a culturally appropriate way which shows respect for local culture and customs
2.2 Invite community members to contribute personally and/or through provision of resources to education programs
2.3 Negotiate with community members regarding approaches to provision of pastoral care initiatives ensuring the inclusion of appropriate personnel

 

Element:

3. Support the cultural identity of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop own skills and knowledge to enhance interactions with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students
3.2 Support the management of information in a culturally appropriate manner, including identification of how and with whom information can be shared
3.3 Provide opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to share local context and cultural knowledge
3.4 Use cultural diversity to enhance education opportunities for all students
 

Element:

4. Support literacy and numeracy strategies

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select and where necessary contextualise literacy and numeracy resources to create meaningful learning experiences in consultation with the teacher
4.2 Support the management of literacy and numeracy program resources and personnel
4.3 Select delivery and communication strategies in consultation with the teacher
4.4 Obtain advice to identify barriers to learning and to develop strategies that match the students’ learning needs
 


Learning Outcomes


This unit develops the skills and knowledge required to support, contribute to and coordinate education opportunities for students, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.On successful completion of this unit, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate IV in Education Support program. You will study this unit with several other units on the same day. Your program consists of face to face teaching, Directed Study and you are required to participate in compulsory work placement. The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit. Directed Study is a very important part of your program. An outline of your Directed Study will be given by your teacher and is published in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.

The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities: 


  • Work Placement
  • Group discussion 

  • Research assignments

  • Guest speakers

  • Oral and/or written questions on "What if?" scenarios

  • Realistic simulations and role play
  • Practical demonstrations and direct observation of actual work and simulated work practice
  • Oral Presentations
  • Individual and group projects - Completing the projects will include negotiated independent study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency. 
  


Teaching Schedule

Program Dates: 9 February - 19 June 2015

Mid Semester Break: 3 April - 10 April 2015
Public Holidays: 9 March 2015 (Labour Day); 8 June 2015 (Queen’s Birthday)

This unit will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the program delivery plans which are updated each week.
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources. Should the teaching schedule change students will be advised via blackboard.
Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary.

 

WeekCHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander educationelements
1Policies and legislation

Local cultural identity

1
2Community resources

 


 

 

2

3Guest speaker-Ngarr Willim RMIT 3
4Australian Aboriginal history
Timeline on blackboard

 

3

5Communication differences4
6Barriers to learning
Numeracy
4
7


Barriers to learning
Literacy
Language Kriol/AE/ASE

 

3

4

8

Developing own skills

2

4

9

Using cultural diversity to enhance learning

Community engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders

2

3

10Positive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders
Cultural competence
 4

 **The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Blackboard and in class should changes occur.


 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT
There are no set texts in this course. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through handouts, our online systems and access to facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. It is recommended that you bring:
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Brunswick Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)
 


Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program. You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1
Reflection re guest speaker Week 4

Assessment 2 Week 6

Museum
 

Assessment 3 Week 10
 Open book questions

Assessment 4   Week 10-16
Observation and Demonstration in workplacement
 

Submission requirements:
You are required to meet the following criteria for all assessments. Failure to do so may result in you being deemed not-yet-competent.
• Submit assessment tasks online through blackboard, and include the RMIT e-submission declaration.
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Retain a copy of your assessment tasks.
• Each page of your assessment you should include footer with your name(s), student number(s), the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.

Resubmissions:
If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CA"


All assessment tasks including electronically recorded student work will be kept by the University for student feedback and to meet government requirements.


Attendance
It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required leaning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain competency.

 



 


Assessment Matrix

The assessment mapping demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency and with the critical aspects of assessment for each unit. The assessment mapping grids for units will be available on Blackboard for students to access.

CA - Competency achieved
NYC - Not Yet Competent
 

Other Information

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Attendance - The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students will be asked to attend mid semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator.

Special Consideration - All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please see the RMIT website for further information.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagarism and and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.



 

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