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Suggested: 5 weeks, 2.5 hours per week...
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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks, 2.5 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Introductions

Welcome to the Cultural Competence - Aboriginal Sydney MOOC. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 6 min), 3 readings
Video2 videos
Introduction4m
Reading3 readings
The National Centre for Cultural Competence (NCCC) at the University of Sydney10m
Terminology used in this course10m
Additional resources10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Representation and visibility in Aboriginal Sydney

This week highlights how Aboriginal peoples are represented and made invisible. We will look at how museums and anthropologists collected and studied Aboriginal peoples and their artefacts. We will also look at how Aboriginal peoples engaged with the colonisers and continue to do so. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading
Video5 videos
Studying and collecting Aboriginal artefacts9m
Multicultural Sydney11m
Written in stone8m
Truths, silences and visibility6m
Reading1 reading
Module 2 - Readings10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Sovereignty and self-determination in a colonised place

Aboriginal sovereignty has never been ceded. This means that Aboriginal peoples never came to any agreement which conceded their lands. One of the myths of colonisation was that Aboriginal people didn't resist. But they did resist, and they continue to fight for their sovereign rights in a myriad of different ways: from the overtly political to the revitalisation of cultures and languages, to expression through artistic endeavours. This week's lectures and activities highlight the many different perspectives about how people claim and embody sovereignty. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Language, colonisation and revitalisation8m
Experiencing and embodying landscapes9m
Tribal Warrior11m
Repatriation6m
Reading1 reading
Module 3 - Readings10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

People, past and present

This week, we will show the diversity of Aboriginal peoples and hear some stories and experiences which show the continued absence of Aboriginal peoples in Sydney. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 31 min), 1 reading
Video4 videos
Living on Country: an Elder's perspective8m
Living off Country12m
Keeping story and language alive7m
Reading1 reading
Module 4 - Readings10m
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Top Reviews

By RMJun 4th 2018

A valuable and hugely informative course. I am new to Australia and this course has helped me to understand many of the complex issues to do with the land's identity; past, present and future.

By DGJul 16th 2017

A fantastic and vital course. Lectures are succinct and easily digestible, with beautifully filmed and edited interviews providing a range of expert insights on the subject. Thank you!

Instructor

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Gabrielle Russell-Mundine

Academic Leader - Cultural Change
National Centre for Cultural Competence

About The University of Sydney

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