Exploring Concepts Of Culture, Identity, Belonging, Cultural Positioning, And Social And Emotional Wellbeing
The aim of the course is to develop knowledge and skills to work effectively with Indigenous Australians in the field of psychology. In order to do so, we need to explore concepts of culture, identity, belonging, cultural positioning, and social and emotional wellbeing. The majority of work in this course will be examining self and developing an understanding of one’s own learning needs.
Individual Learning Outcomes
Setting your own Learning Outcomes:
Consider your knowledge of “culture” in general (that being your own culture and others), and your knowledge and perception of Indigenous Australians (and be honest!).
This is a time to look more broadly at the course Learning Outcomes (please see below) and consider your own personal needs in terms of knowledge you would like to acquire and develop throughout the course. It is important to be aware of your own attitudes, beliefs and behaviors in cross-cultural settings.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
On completion of this course, students should be able to:
• Summarise the central characteristics of classical Australian Indigenous cultures and the implications for understanding of identity and self-concept
• Describe the interaction between western and Indigenous cultures during the post-invasion period
• Understand the psychological impact of colonisation on Indigenous cultures and people within human rights and social justice frameworks
• Summarise the major demographic, cultural and social…