Building capacity through action research curricula reviews

Lee, Vanessa, Coombe, Leanne and Robinson, Priscilla (2014) Building capacity through action research curricula reviews. Higher Education Research & Development, 34 2: 324-337. doi:10.1080/07294360.2014.957658

Author Lee, Vanessa
Coombe, Leanne
Robinson, Priscilla
Title Building capacity through action research curricula reviews
Journal name Higher Education Research & Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0729-4360
Publication date 2014-10-09
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07294360.2014.957658
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 34
Issue 2
Start page 324
End page 337
Total pages 14
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Formatted abstract
In Australia, graduates of Master of Public Health (MPH) programmes are expected to achieve a set of core competencies, including a subset that is specifically related to Indigenous health. This paper reports on the methods utilised in a project which was designed using action research to strengthen Indigenous public health curricula within MPH programmes at Australian universities. This aim is achieved through the use of three interlinked ‘action–reflection’ cycles, involving individual Indigenous public health academics who, through their membership in a scholarly network, have undertaken a series of curriculum reviews, which have in turn influenced organisational change in universities. The project results demonstrated how action research can successfully strengthen Indigenous public health curricula.
Keyword Action–reflection research
Capacity building
Curriculum development
Indigenous health education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Faculty of Medicine
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