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Supervising Indigenous Higher Degree Research will explore how to prepare and support higher degree by research students – Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous – undertaking Indigenous research. You will learn how to navigate ethics and protocols, identify key Indigenous and decolonising theories and methodologies, and employ principles of social justice specific to your supervisory practice. The course is designed for disciplinary researchers who are unfamiliar with Indigenous research methodologies or with undertaking research with Indigenous peoples and communities.
There are three key benefits in undertaking this course:
1. Deep learning - expanding your research skills to include the emerging and important field of Indigenous research methodologies.
2. Skills development - the confidence to supervise Indigenous research and Indigenous higher degree research students will be enhanced.
3. Ethical practice - contributing to Indigenous research that is ethical, empowers Indigenous peoples and benefits Indigenous communities.
This microcredential aligns with the 3-credit point subject, Supervising Indigenous Higher Degree Research (010028), in the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning. This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.
This course is designed for academics who have little experience with Indigenous research and methodologies but who have an interest in supervising higher degree by research students - Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous, who are undertaking Indigenous research.
Full price: $1,235 (GST free)*
Special price: $1,111 (GST free)* This special price is available until 9 March 2021.
*Price subject to change. Please check price at the time of purchase.
UTS is committed to supporting its staff to deliver quality teaching and learning experiences. The University provides sponsored places for UTS staff admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, as well as staff who wish to undertake this microcredential and potentially use its successful completion for credit on subsequent admission to the degree.
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Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.
This course is divided into three modules. Participants will be guided through a set of structured, self-paced activities supported with content, complemented by independent reading and participation in online discussions.
Module 1: Indigenous research theory and methodology
Module 2: Indigenous research ethics and protocols in practice
Module 3: Supervisory practice expectations with Indigenous and non-Indigenous students
The course includes an introductory module, designed to ensure that all participants engage with key concepts regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples and communities, prior to starting the course.
Teaching in this course will occur fully online and involve structured, self-paced activities, independent reading and participation in online discussions.
Assessment Task 1
Assessment Task 2
In order to pass the microcredential, participants must complete all assessments and achieve at least 50% of the course’s total marks.
Discounts are available for this course as follows:
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Professor Susan Page is an Aboriginal academic, whose research focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ experience of learning and academic work in higher education and student learning in Indigenous Studies. She has held a number of competitive research grants including one investigating the success of Indigenous doctoral candidates.
Susan led the CAIK team which won the 2018 Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education at the Australian Awards for University Teaching. She has supervised a number of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students undertaking Indigenous research for doctoral study and spent six years serving on a university human research ethics committee, including providing pre-application advice to researchers undertaking Indigenous research topics.
Professor Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews of the D'harawal nation, is a researcher and lecturer whose outputs prioritise Aboriginal Australian standpoints and perspectives across a diversity of disciplines (most notably education and psychology). He has managed and led numerous research grants investigating a diversity of topics including mental health, mentoring, identity, traditional knowledges, education, racism and bullying.
Gawaian is currently leading an ARC Indigenous Discovery grant - "Shielding our Futures: Storytelling with Ancestral and Living Knowledges" - engaging with a synergy of Indigenous Yarning and D'harawal Storywork and also frequently works with critical Indigenous quantitative methodologies.
Dr Katrina Thorpe of the Worimi nation is currently researching Indigenous pedagogy in teacher education programs internationally. This work aims to develop culturally responsive pedagogies that facilitate connections between students and Aboriginal people, communities and country. Katrina has taught Indigenous studies across a broad range of disciplines including education, social work and health.
The course is designed to be completed independently and self-paced.
Optional Q&A drop-in sessions with the facilitator/s will be available throughout the course.