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dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Dawn
dc.contributor.authorMason, Bonita
dc.contributor.authorThomson, Chris
dc.contributor.editorB.-L Bartleet, D. Bennett, A. Power, N. Sunderland
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T10:33:28Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T10:33:28Z
dc.date.created2015-07-16T06:21:55Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationJohnston, M. and Bennett, D. and Mason, B. and Thomson, C. 2015. Finding Common Ground: Combining participatory action research and critical service-learning to guide and manage projects with Aboriginal communities, in Bartleet, B.L. and Bennett, D. and Power, A. and Sunderland, N. (ed), Engaging First Peoples in Arts-Based Service Learning - Towards Respectful and Mutually Beneficial Educational Practices. Switzerland: Springer.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/3727
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In this chapter we argue that critical service learning can be a powerful and effective means of developing higher education students’ Indigenous cultural awareness and understanding. When done well, critical service learning also encourages reflection on the socio-political and environmental contexts that influence contemporary culture and contribute to social injustice. We support our argument with the example of a Western Australian service-learning program in which undergraduate media students worked with city based Aboriginal community groups over the course of a semester. This project is of special significance because of its use of participatory action research to assist students develop relationships with their community partners and to manage individual projects. The findings expose the common ground shared by critical service learning and participatory action research, and suggest that the principles of action research can contribute to a strong and successful service learning experience.

dc.publisherSpringer
dc.titleFinding Common Ground: Combining participatory action research and critical service-learning to guide and manage projects with Aboriginal communities
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.source.titleEngaging First Peoples in Arts-Based Service Learning - Towards Respectful and Mutually Beneficial Educational Practices
dcterms.source.isbn9783319221533
dcterms.source.placeSwitzerland
dcterms.source.chapter10
curtin.departmentDepartment of Film and Television
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available


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