INDG5108 Indigenous Heritage Special Topic

6 points
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit offers the critical analysis of a range of special heritage related research topics that relate to UWA staff and community-based research activities, and wider to UWA's visiting scholars and worldwide network and international mobility programs, including the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) and the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). Issues relating to global Aboriginality and shared Indigenous cultural knowledge, for example, are at the forefront of these investigations, as are their methods of research collaboration and representation. Innovative global ways of sharing and communicating intercultural research dialogues, processes and outcomes are developed in this unit.
Students are able to (1) research and present information, engaging the audience and facilitating some critical discussion; (2) critically analyse representations of cultural heritage, making links to knowledge of social and historical contexts in an essay (or equivalent); (3) demonstrate an appreciation of shared cultural perspectives and range of representational styles and methods; (4) demonstrate an understanding of appropriation and intellectual property issues; (5) demonstrate an understanding of professional protocols related to intercultural representation; (6) apply those advanced understandings in writing; and (7) demonstrate advanced communication skills in presentation and academic writing.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) participation and engagement assessments; (2) workshop presentation; and (3) major report (or approved equivalent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is available for those students who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Grant Revell
Contact hours
4 hours per week for 6 weeks
This unit is recognised by the University as a service learning unit. Service learning refers specifically to community engagement activities that are embedded in units of study, being structured and assessed as formal educational experiences.
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