Pathways to postgraduate study for indigenous Australian students : enhancing the transition to higher degrees by research : final report 2016.

Lead Institution: The University of Queensland

This National Teaching Fellowship addressed the issue of low participation rates of Indigenous students in Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs and developed strategies to improve the transition of Indigenous students from undergraduate to HDRs. The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA...

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Institution(s):University of Queensland
Main Author(s):Barney, Katelyn
Published: Office for Learning and Teaching 2016
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Online Access:Barney_NTF_Report_2016.pdf
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Summary:This National Teaching Fellowship addressed the issue of low participation rates of Indigenous students in Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs and developed strategies to improve the transition of Indigenous students from undergraduate to HDRs. The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) Review of Australia's Research Training System (2016) identified Indigenous students a s one of the most underrepresented groups in Higher Degrees by Research (HDRs)/Research Higher Degrees today. Drawing on critical pedagogy as the theoretical and methodological framework, the fellowship was completed in four phases and included collaboration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisory group, two Indigenous evaluators and a network of Indigenous staff. There were five phases involved : Phase one a day long Indigenous advisory group meeting, Phase two a pilot workshop, Phase three further workshops, Phase four another advisory group meeting, interviews and a national symposium and Phase five a second national symposium. Ultimately, the knowledge gained through the fellowship will inform universities and other research institutions' programs for Indigenous students, empowering them to achieve their education goals, have their voices heard, and help build a better future for Indigenous Australians. [Executive summary, ed]
ISBN:9781760289539 (PDF)