NIRAKN Indigenous Qualitative Research Methodologies Masterclass


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Presenter:  National indigenous Research and Knowledge Network

Date: Nov 10, 2015 to Nov 11, 2015

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Contact person:  NIRAKN Team
T: (07) 3138 3802
E: nirakn@qut.edu.au

Location:  Queensland University of Technology - Kelvin Grove Campus

NIRAKN Indigenous Qualitative Research Methodologies Masterclass

In 2012, Larissa Behrendt, Professor Indigenous Research and Director of Jumbunna House of Learning (UTS), authored a comprehensive report around the condition of Indigenous Higher Education in Australia. The report was presented to the then Minister for Higher Education in Australia and amongst the practical recommendations was the need for all Australian Universities to improve their research capacity building efforts. The Behrendt Review identified the Indigenous Studies Research Network’s capacity building program as a best practice model within the sector. One crucial aspect of the capacity building program has been the award winning Indigenous Qualitative Research Methodologies Masterclass and this is now being offered nationally to postgraduate students from Tuesday 10th November – Wednesday 11th November 2015.

The two day intensive Masterclass program consists of an introduction to key Indigenous qualitative research methodologies. The program will be delivered by Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson,  Dr David Singh and Dr Chelsea Bond. The Indigenous Qualitative Research Methodologies Masterclass is an Indigenous designed and evidence based model that seeks to improve postgraduate completion rates by providing participants with an Indigenous interpretative framework and attendant research skills. The Masterclass is taught by implementing Yurriala as pedagogy through an intensive interactive approach with a small group of Indigenous students. Yurriala is a word from the Jandai language of Stradbroke Island, meaning shared skin which encapsulates relationality. Since 2011, over 70 Indigenous and non-Indigenous postgraduate students from different Australian universities have completed the Masterclass.

The Masterclass is benchmarked against the following graduate capabilities:

a) Advanced theoretical knowledge and analytical skills, as well as methodological, research design and problem-solving skills in a particular research area b) Advanced information processing skills and knowledge

c) Independence in research planning and execution, consistent with the level of the research degree

d) Competence in the execution of protocols for research health and safety, ethical conduct and intellectual property

Spaces are limited to a mix of 15 Indigenous postgraduates and NIRAKN members.  Costs for travel and accommodation will be organised by the NIRAKN hub for interstate postgraduates and NIRAKN members.

RSVP: Click here to register your application.  Numbers strictly limited to 15

closing 5pm Monday 2nd November 2015

**SPECIAL CONDITIONS** Registration for both events are free and open to NIRAKN Members and Australian Indigenous Post Graduates. Registration for these events is subject to review by the NIRAKN Academic Team and successful applications will be contacted with a confirmation of registration and mandatory book of readings.