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I have pen, book and food; now, let's write : Indigenizing a postgraduate writing workshop

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Bronwyn Fredericks, Donna Brien
This paper explores some of the thinking and planning involved in Indigenizing the curriculum of a postgraduate research and writing workshop delivered by Central Queensland University on the Sunshine Coast in 2013. In this paper, the authors adopt an action research approach to developing and Indigenizing the curriculum and the workshop processes. The authors explore ways to create a learning environment that is welcoming for Indigenous students, rather than one which can exclude and thus minimize participation and learning outcomes. They specifically focus on the learning environment, the workshop’s framework, the food and drink available to participants, and time for quiet reflection in seeking to improve the research writing and outputs of postgraduates and researchers. The authors describe a workshop process that explicitly recognizes the Indigenous concept of Country and reflects the Indigenous practices of community, spirituality and reciprocity. The result was a two- day writing workshop that developed participants’ research, writing and publication outputs, within an Indigenized curriculum and learning environment.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Volume

10

Issue

4

Start Page

422

End Page

433

Number of Pages

12

eISSN

1174-1740

ISSN

1177-1801

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Publisher

University of Auckland

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Cultural Warning

This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologize for any distress that may occur.

External Author Affiliations

Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC); Office of Indigenous Engagement; School of Education and the Arts (2013- );

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

AlterNative.

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