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Reading Reconciliation (AIS256)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Description The Aboriginal Reconciliation Movement (1991-2001) was the most significant socio-political movement regarding Indigenous/non-Indigenous relations since the 1967 Referendum. We examine the Keating Labor Government's original conception of Reconciliation, the Howard Government's 'practical Reconciliation', and post--Reconciliation strategies for equality. Acknowledging that Reconciliation was a struggle between lingering colonialist ideologies, post-colonial national identity construction, and desires for processes of decolonisation, the unit concludes by examining pertinent theoretical frameworks to more deeply consider the problem of decolonisation in settler societies.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit, you should be able to:
1. Critically engage with the Reconciliation and the post-Reconciliation eras as processes of national identity construction
2. Analyse the reconciliation movement and the post reconciliation era and the tensions between colonialist ideologies, the struggle for 'post-colonial' national identity and Indigenous desires for processes of decolonisation
3. Demonstrate critical reading, writing and critical thinking skills
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture/Workshop: 1 x 2.5 hours per week.
Assessment Assessments are:
Minor Essay - 20%
Q&A Simulation - 15%
Major Essay - 35%
Final Examination - 30%
Online Participation - 15%
Minor Essay - 20%
Major Essay - 35%
Final Examination - 30%
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed AIS281 Contemporary Indigenous Issues and AIS356 Reading Reconciliation may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Appears in these Minors Australian Indigenous Studies
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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