About this course
Dr Sarah French
Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Phone: +61 3 8344 8085
Intended learning outcomes
To provide a cohort experience and supportive learning environment for students engaged in Indigenous research, with the opportunity to establish ongoing professional networks.
To build research capacity within the cohort by means of providing accessible and culturally sensitive Indigenous research training.
To enable RHD candidates to:
- resolve research issues and bring this ability to the solving of research problems from an Indigenous perspective;
- demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues and conduct in Indigenous research;
- demonstrate a knowledge and appreciation of principles, practices and milestones in developing and completing their research projects;
- communicate such understanding and skills effectively through oral and written research presentations.
Research Higher Degree candidates completing this course will be able to:
- Apply research skills, practices and specialist knowledge in new and different contexts;
- Develop key learning and research strengths, and support their peers’ development as well;
- Communicate research goals, methods and findings effectively to non-specialists, including Indigenous communities;
- Demonstrate a high level of respect for Indigenous knowledge, cultures and values.
The GC-IRPRO supports graduates’ acquisition of the graduate attributes as listed in The PhD and MPhil Handbooks. In particular, it provides opportunities for research higher degree candidates to demonstrate and further extend the following qualities and skills:
- highly developed problem-solving abilities and flexibility of approach;
- the capacity to disseminate the results of research and scholarship by oral and written communication to a variety of audiences;
- a capacity to cooperate with and respect the contributions of fellow researchers and scholars;
- a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of research and scholarship;
- an advanced facility in the management of information, including the application of computer systems and software where appropriate to the student’s field of study;
- an understanding of the relevance and value of their research to national and international communities of scholars and collaborators.
Last updated: 10 November 2023