Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples
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MAORI203 -21A (NET) is an online paper which runs throughout A trimester.
As an online paper, all core learning activities, which include online discussions related to course readings and current resource issues, will be conducted via Moodle. The regular online discussion forums provide the opportunity to think about the issues, raise questions, to challenge and engage your thinking around the topics and to engage in discussion with others. Please refer to the Assessment components in this paper outline to see how these regular discussions contribute or your overall grade.
This paper is also delivered at the Waikato campus in set lecture times. In addition to the timetabled lectures, five timetabled workshops are offered to the on-campus students. Online students are able to attend these workshops, although they are extra to your online commitments. If you would like to connect kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) with the lecturers and students, you are most welcome to attend. If you are considering attending please advise me through our Moodle discussion forums.
There are 5 two hour workshops for this paper delivered in K.B.12, TC.3.38 OR TC.3.01
Workshop 1 - Week beginning March 15
Essay prep / discussion on lecture topics
Workshop 2 - Week beginning Mar 29
Discussion on lecture topics assignment preparation due April 12
Workshop 3 - Week beginning May 3
Discussion on lecture topics and ethics scenarios for assignment preparation
Workshop 4 - Week beginning May 10
Lecture topics and assignment preparation due May 21
Workshop 5 - Week beginning May 24
End of course test preparation
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
1. Critically engage with content knowledge about the ways in which research, imperialism and colonialism are implicated in the encounters with, representation, defining and colonization of Indigenous Peoples.Linked to the following assessments:
2. Demonstrate their understanding of, and discuss the issues related to research ethics in relation to Indigenous Peoples and other marginalised and vulnerable communities
3. Recognise and explain what unethical research looks like and understand the reasons behind codes of ethics and ethical practices in research.Linked to the following assessments:
Engagement with the work of Indigenous research experts
4. Engage with the work of Indigenous scholars who think and write about Indigenous knowledge, research approaches and methodologies and be able to incorporate and discuss their work in your own discussions and assignments.Linked to the following assessments:
5. Critically understand and apply terminology that is used widely in Indigenous Research. This includes terms such as representation, Kaupapa Māori, Indigenous positioning, indigenous epistemology, ontology.Linked to the following assessments:
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
12 Apr 2021
|2. Ethics in Research||
21 May 2021
|3. Online end of course test.||
4 Jun 2021
|4. Discussion Forums on-going throughout the course||
4 Jun 2021
No set time
Required and Recommended Readings*
This course follows the format of Smith, L.T. (2012). Decolonizing Methodologies Research and Indigenous Peoples.This publication is the key reader for this course. Students will be informed of required readings for each lecture through Moodle.
It is highly recommended that students purchase these books, they will also be available on course reserve at the library.
Chilisa, B. (2012) Indigenous Research Methodologies. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.
Hokowhitu, B., Kermoal, N., Andersen, C., Petersen, A., Reilly, M., Altamirano-Jimenez, Rewi, P. (2010) Indigenous Identity and Resistance: Researching the Diversity of Knowledge. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.
Pihama, L. (Ed). (2015). Kaupapa Rangahau: A Reader. Te Kotahi, Waikato. www.waikato.ac.nz/rangahau
Smith, L.T. (2012). Decolonizing Methodologies Research and Indigenous Peoples. Zed Books: London and Otago University Press Dunedin
Readings and video resources will be available on Moodle. These recommended books are available in the Library.
Kovach, M (2009) Indigenous Methodologies Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts. University of Toronto Press Toronto
Nakata, M. (2007) Disciplining the Savages Savaging the Disciplines Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra
Said, E. (1978) Orientalism Penguin London
Wilson, S (2008) Research is Ceremony Indigenous Research Methods. Fernwood, Halifax
You can access the paper details (paper outline, files, assessment details, videos, reading lists, learning support, etc.) through Moodle. Moodle is available from your computer desktop when you log on. You can also access Moodle by going to http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz