2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Trimester 2: CBD*
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1-hour class and 1 x 2-hour seminar or equivalent for 11-weeks
Intensive dates and unit content is available via CloudDeakin
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
This unit offers research training that guides you on how to specify and detail a question or problem that is important and requires research to resolve. Various ways to review other researchers’ work and determine if further research is needed. The importance of determining the conceptual framework as well as an appropriate method for gathering relevant data, and then interpreting the data is noted.
You will also follow protocols to ensure your research develops within a culturally appropriate and ethical manner. You will look at the importance of building relationships in Indigenous Communities before research commences. Indigenous relational methodologies and how they impact on the content and design of research will be considered. This unit is a culmination of preceding units in the development of the research proposal that will frame your research project.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Critically analyze Indigenous Knowledge and methodologies, research design and ethical issues and apply findings in discipline and research area
Analyse and evaluate information to inform Indigenous Knowledge methodologies and knowledges in the discipline area
GLO5: Problem solving
Use initiative and act autonomously in planning, decision-making and problem solving in the field of Indigenous Knowledges and methodologies
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.
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