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Unit description

Provides a balance of Indigenous research theory and practice. The unit will help you to establish structures and procedures to provide a firm relational, ethical and functional foundation to your research utilising Indigenist methodologies. You will develop a critical appreciation of research contexts including the impact of legal, ethical and professional practice issues. You will demonstrate the importance of Indigenous Knowledge and utilise your understanding of Indigenist theory to construct a research proposal including; clearly defining a research topic, outlining a research methodology, and justifying a strategy of inquiry.  

Unit content

Topic 1: Indigenous research histories

Topic 2: Relational context of research

Topic 3: Principles and theory of Indigenist research

Topic 4: Strategies and methods of Indigenist research practice

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1critically discuss the relational context of your research topicIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
2analyse various research methodologies appropriate to your studyIntellectual rigourCultural competence
3justify a strategy of inquiry as it would be applied in the field.Intellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically discuss the relational context of your research topic
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. analyse various research methodologies appropriate to your study
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. justify a strategy of inquiry as it would be applied in the field.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (6 weeks)
Residential session 7 hours (5 days)
Assessment
Project Outline15%
Journal30%
Research Proposal55%
Notice

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