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Unit Code
Unit Title
EMT600 Professional Experience 3
EMT601 Professional Experience 4
EMT602 Ethics, Education and Professional Practice
EMT603 Inclusive Practices in Education Settings
EMT606 Preparing for the Profession
EMT608 Digital Technologies
EMT609 Languages and Culture
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT610 Secondary English-Literacy: Planning and Assessing
EMT611 English Pedagogy and Practice in the Primary Years
EMT615 Secondary English-Literacy: Curriculum Investigation
EMT617 Planning & Assessing Language Learning: Languages (LOTE)/TESOL
EMT618 Language Teaching in Differentiated Contexts: Languages (LOTE) / TESOL
EMT620 Teaching Primary Mathematics 2
EMT625 Grade 7 - 12 Students as Mathematics Learners
EMT626 Pedagogical Content Knowledge for 7-12 Mathematics
EMT627 Grade 7-9 Students as Mathematics Learners
EMT628 Pedagogical Content Knowledge for 7-9 Mathematics
EMT630 Senior Secondary Science Pedagogy
EMT631 Lower Secondary Science Education Pedagogy
EMT640 Society, Environment & Integrated Curriculum
EMT641 Secondary Society and Environment Advanced
EMT650 Visual Arts in the Senior Secondary Curriculum
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT651 Visual Art: Assessment Design & Interpretation in the Secondary Curriculum
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT652 Arts Pedagogy
EMT653 Arts Partnerships in Education
EMT655 Approaches to Secondary Music Education
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT656 Approaches to Post-Compulsory Music Education
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT660 Drama in the Senior Secondary Curriculum
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT661 Drama: Assessment, Design and Interpretation in the Secondary Curriculum
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT665 Integrating Multimedia in Secondary Education
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT666 Multimedia Senior Secondary Curriculum
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT670 Applying Computer Aided Design
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT671 Design,Technology and Enterprise in Schools : Textiles
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT672 Design, Technology and Enterprise: Food studies
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT673 Design, Technology and Enterprise: Hard Materials
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT674 Design and Technology Curriculum in Schools: CAD
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT675 Design and Technology Curriculum in Schools: Textiles
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT676 Design and Technology Curriculum in Schools: Food Studies
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT677 Design and Technology Curriculum in Schools: Hard Materials
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT690 Cultural Awareness/ Aboriginal Studies
EMT694 Introduction to Arts Education
EMT695 Personal Development & HPE
EMT696 Secondary Information Technology Curriculum 2
(Not Offered 2014)
EMT698 Implementing Practitioner Research
(Not Offered 2014)

2014 EMT690 Cultural Awareness/ Aboriginal Studies

Unit Level:

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
EMT690 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H Distance 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 H On Campus 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 I Distance 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 L Distance 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 N Distance 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 O Distance 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 W Distance 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.

About Census Dates


This unit responds to the attempts at national, state and Territory levels to include consideration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander[1] issues, histories, cultures and perspectives in the curriculum. The unit has four foci which are integrated: identities, nationalism, history and ethics. It considers these as they relate to Indigenous inclusion in education, teaching and broader social and ethical context of Australian society. It enables students to recognise that cultural engagement in any classroom is contingent on the teacher's awareness of their own cultural positioning both as an individual and as a political and social power in society. The unit also provides students with key skills in understanding international constructions of nationalist histories so they will be able to reflect on how Australia's national history was written with silences on abuse of Indigenous Australians. It enables students to be more able to position themselves in understanding so-called 'history wars'. The content and reflection will enable students to own a position from which to teach the shared Indigenous and non-Indigenous history since colonisation and to teach Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

Please note: Hereafter the term 'Indigenous' people is used to mean Indigenous Australian people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and not to blur these different identities.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


  1. An essay (25%)
  2. Tutorial topic: presentation and perr review (20%)
  3. Rationale and learning sequence (55%)


Face to face students: 1 x 2 hour Lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial (10 Weeks)

Online students: Online lectures, tutorials, exercises/activities

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Fully online - I,L,N,O,W
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,I,L,N,O,W
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

Information about any textbook requirements for Semester (Sem 2) will be available from mid April 2014

STAFF: Dr Mary O'Dowd

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Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.

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