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    Introduces key theory and method questions for Indigenous Studies, focusing on the central challenge of defining ‘Indigenous’.

    The aim of this paper is to introduce students to theoretical and methodological paradigms, ideas and issues relevant to Indigenous peoples.

    About this paper

    Paper title Indigenous Theory and Method
    Subject Indigenous Studies
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,482.46
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    INGX 501
    Limited to

    03 479 8674

    Teaching staff

    Dr Emma Powell

    Paper Structure
    100% internally assessed
    Teaching Arrangements

    This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.

    Paper available as a distance paper for the MIndS programme, but arrangements for on-campus students are made directly with the lecturer for on-campus sessions.

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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

    • Critically analyse, evaluate and debate many of the diverse theoretical and epistemological paradigms relevant to Indigenous peoples
    • Significantly engage with at least one of the theoretical/methodological paradigms presented in class to the degree of understanding that will allow the student to employ that theoretical/methodological paradigm as the underpinnings for their INGS 590 Research Report or relevant research project. That is, the student should be able to form a research question and build a methodology and theoretical framework inspired and guided by the study of theoretical/methodological paradigms learnt in INGS 501


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
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