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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Katherine Coulter

Engaging Australian First Nations' Male Youth in Their Learning Through Culture and the Performing Arts
13 APR 2023
12.00 PM - 1.30 PM

This research recognises that Australia's First Nations People are innately connected to Culture, land, and family.  However, current educational systems are not providing First Nations' male youth an opportunity to develop skills in biculturalism.  This study examines the possible opportunity for youth to develop their cultural place and assist in fostering a sense of pride and resilience, which then may entail a more capable pursual of academic education. This multifaceted study aims to combine Culture-based education with dance and drama.  It will incorporate an ethnographic approach including workshops, performance opportunities, yarning, interviews, surveys, and observations.  Under the direction from Elders, the participants will experience a sharing of Indigenous Knowledge, which then may assist in culturally navigating the western educational systems. 

For more information, please email the Graduate Research School or phone 0746 31 1088.