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Postgraduate Research Supervision Elective: Supervising Indigenous Postgraduates
This workshop takes pragmatic approaches to supervision of research theses undertaken by Indigenous postgraduates, especially theses with Indigenous research content. The presenters will consider the following matters from three points of view - Indigenous postgraduate, Indigenous supervisor, and non- Indigenous supervisor:
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Who should attend
This workshop is intended for those who are new to Postgraduate teaching as well as those who wish or review their current practices.
What you will learn
This workshop will address a number of learning objectives, including:
- How research is positioned by Indigenous communities, researchers and institutions: the pressures and responsibilities of postgraduate research and supervision
- Which methodological approaches to research have proved useful to Indigenous researchers and thesis /research program supervisors
- What needs to be done to distinguish between the interests of researcher, researched and discipline in constructing and pursuing research topics and programs: the importance of negotiation and partnership between postgraduate and supervisor
- Ways of mapping and monitoring the research process and the postgraduate-supervisor relationship: whose knowledge is to be privileged and when
- How to deal with disagreement or unspoken tensions: the interpersonal politics of cultural practice and protocol
- How to measure progress and success
- How and when to think about examiners
- Why research, support and publishing networks are important to Indigenous postgraduates and their supervisors