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Working in First Nations Contexts (ARTS90019)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeARTS90019
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will investigate the range of protocols relevant to researching Indigenous, Islander and First Nations histories, societies and cultures. Examining diverse settings, including Australia, the Pacific and North America, this subject will assist postgraduate students in developing ethical practices in cross-cultural research. Students will gain knowledge of a number of interdisciplinary research techniques respectful of, and of benefit to, Indigenous peoples.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • have gained a broad knowledge of relevant protocols and ethical practices;
  • understand the significance and responsibilities associated with research involving Indigenous, Islander and First Nations histories, societies and cultures;
  • have acquired a familiarity with interdisciplinary research techniques appropriate to working in Indigenous, Islander and First Nations contexts.

Generic skills

The subject will contribute, through teaching and discussion with academic staff and peers, to developing skills and capacities including those identified in the University-defined Graduate Attributes for the PhD, in particular:

  • the capacity to contextualise research within an international corpus of specialist knowledge,
  • an advanced ability to engage in critical reflection, synthesis and evaluation of research-based and scholarly literature
  • an advanced understanding of key disciplinary and multi-disciplinary norms and perspectives relevant to the field

Last updated: 16 May 2019