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Meeting the challenge of providing higher education for 'at risk' students : the dilemmas, risks and opportunities of addressing the issue of stakeholders and gatekeepers in experiential learning research

conference contribution
posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Laurel HuntLaurel Hunt
Given the low access rate and high attrition rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at universities across Australia, it is reasonable to consider them as ‘at risk’ students when it comes to higher education. It is imperative that universities find a way of providing learning opportunities that lead to successful completion of the programs studied. This paper explores the risks and dilemmas associated with researching the possibilities offered by experiential learning in meeting the challenge. It focuses on two areas: risks and dilemmas in identifying and working with the stakeholders; and the role of ethogeny as a research tool as well as a strategy for addressing the dilemmas and risks.


Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)


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NZARE AARE Conference 2003 : educational research, risks, & dilemmas, 29 November - 3 December 2003, Hyatt Regency Hotel and University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Auckland, N.Z.


Australian Association for Research in Education

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Coldstream, Vic.

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  • Yes

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Conference; Conference; Faculty of Education and Creative Arts; TBA Research Institute;

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Australian Association for Research in Education. Conference.;New Zealand Association for Research in Education. Conference.