University of Sydney
Free (certificate fee: USD$ 28, optional)
English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
This course discusses some of the key themes and capabilities of cultural competence by exploring Aboriginal experiences and narratives of Sydney, a city rich in diverse pre-colonial, colonial and contemporary sites of significance to Aboriginal peoples. It is offered by the University of Sydney through Coursera, an online education platform.
The course highlights hidden and marginalised narratives and experiences of Aboriginals, that are necessary to develop cultural competence capabilities. Key elements of practicing cultural competence include being able to understand and interrogate context, which in the case of Sydney includes not only learning about the peoples, places and histories of Aboriginal Sydney but also understand issues about how knowledge is created and how dominant narratives can exclude diverse knowledges and experiences.
Some of the learning outcomes of the course are: