Indigenous Knowledge and Wellbeing within a Tertiary Context

Bottomley,Andrea (2008). Indigenous Knowledge and Wellbeing within a Tertiary Context Honours Thesis, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.

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Author Bottomley,Andrea
Thesis Title Indigenous Knowledge and Wellbeing within a Tertiary Context
School, Centre or Institute School of Social Science
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2008
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Dr. Adrian Kelly
Dr. Patricia Short
Total pages 64
Language eng
Subjects 13 Education
1608 Sociology
Formatted abstract

This thesis aims to examine the experience and wellbeing of students currently enrolled in tertiary education and the role that westemized pedagogic environments has in this problem. Two sets of semi-structured focus groups were held with Indigenous students currently enrolled at the University of Queensland. Each group participated in two sessions. The first covered general experiences whilst studying at University with a focus on class structure and content, socialization and identity. The second focused on wellbeing, with specific regard for themes that arose in the first session. Analysis indicates that while westemized tertiary institutions have difficulty appropriately fostering Indigenous knowledge, the experience of this situation and impact on wellbeing is dependent on dimensions of individual identity and knowledge.

Document type: Thesis
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