This unit is arranged into two modules:
Weeks 2-5 Stocktake & Reflection
During this module we will focus on bringing together the learning you have already done as a part of your INED degree (and other training and experience). This will be an opportunity to recall, reflect and consolidate. There are specific readings for each week, and every week there will be a forum discussion during which I will prose specific questions for discussion and I may make suggestions of relevant readings which connect to our online discussions. These forum discussions will also relate to the two assessments related to this module.
During this first module, I will expect that you participate in the discussion topics which will be posted every week to iLearn on Monday mornings; this participation should take place before the end of that week.
Weeks 6-13 Undertaking research in Indigenous education
During the second module you will undertake individual research projects. Information, additional resources, and suggested readings will be posted in iLearn. Please note that the final portfolio (due 14 November) is made up of a number of components which are due at various dates throughout this module. We will not have weekly forum discussions; instead, every TWO weeks there will be a forum to 'Check in' about specific stages of the research process as you move through them.
Because this is a research capstone unit, students will also source their own readings. During specific weeks, the lecturer may suggest readings for consideration and the bibliographic information about these will be posted on iLearn so students can find them through databases held by the MQ library.
This unit is taught fully on line and access to the internet and a computer are essential (mobile technology such as an iphone or ipad are not sufficient for this course). Online units can be accessed at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/
For technical support with passwords or to check if the Learning Management System (LMS) is down, go tohttp://informatics.mq.edu.au/help/
For Learning & Teaching issues e.g. how to access your online materials such as readings, i-lecture, please contact the Unit Convenor.
For basic training in how to use the LMS, please go to http://mq.edu.au/iLearn/student_info/index.htm