Topic 2: Values, culture and identity

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This topic is designed to assist you to examine your own values, culture, and identity.

You will  question the assumptions underpinning your perceptions of cultural identity, and reflect on how this may impact on your pedagogical choices and student learning.

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Values

Start Topic 2: Values and Australian Curriculum themes of Ethical Understanding.
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Culture

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a long and proud history that includes rich cultural and spiritual traditions.
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Identity

Identity is a sense of attachment or connecting to and finding comfort in particular individual and collective characteristics.
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Indigenous knowledges

The best way to begin our understanding of Indigenous knowledge is by considering its source: Indigenous peoples and their societies.
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Readings: Topic 2

Suggested readings for Topic 2: Values, culture and identity
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Question your values

Activity: Consider a situation in which your values came under question.
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Describe your culture

Activity: Self-reflections on culture and cultural norms.
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Values and education policy

Activity: Explore moral and ethical considerations and values underpinning Australian education policies.
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The power of TV

Activity: View an episode of the ABC TV series Redfern Now to explore how family and community values may conflict.
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Exploring our identity

Activity: Explore a range of resources on the concept of identity
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Knowledge and cultural bias

Activity: Explore the following activities about Indigenous knowledge systems and cultural bias.
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Reflect on your values

Assessment: A reflection on your gender, social class or cultural background in shaping you as an individual.
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Topic review

Review the concepts, activities and assessment tasks in Topic 2.
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