Technology in an Indigenous Context Project

COS10025 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


COS10027 Technology in an Indigenous Context Project 

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide students with an opportunity to work on a project that will deepen their understanding of the plurality and diversity of Indigenous knowledge systems, worldviews, standpoints, and culture in relation to STEM technologies. The project will have a focus on emerging technologies and the respectful blending of Western and Indigenous knowledge systems to enhance project outcomes. Students will work collaboratively in teams and will have a staff member as a ‘facilitator’ whilst working on the project.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Locate Indigenous knowledge systems and consider how they story the long history of technology, science and engineering. (K1, K2, K3, K5, S2, S3)
ULO2Explain the importance of, and find opportunities to, respectfully converge Western knowledge systems with Indigenous knowledge systems (A1, A5, K4, K6, S2, S3)
ULO3Apply relevant knowledge of emerging technologies to a project within an Indigenous context taking into consideration and acknowledging Indigenous histories, worldviews, standpoints, and cultures (K1, K5, K6, S1, S3)
ULO4Function as an effective team member using project management tools and demonstrating professionalism and ethical behaviour (A1, A2, A7, K5, K6, S4)
ULO5Communicate within teams, stakeholders using appropriate verbal, written, and technological approaches (A2, A5, A7, K6, S3, S4)
ULO6Appreciate emerging technologies in a local, global and sustainable context (A1, A4, K4, K6, S2)