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Learning and Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education in Oceania
The systematic study of state, market, society, and their overlaps.
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Higher Education as Institution of Decolonization: Role of Quantitative Methods Pedagogy
Kevin Lujan Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) and Ngoc T. Phan (Hawai'i Pacific University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7736-3.ch001
Higher education should be an institution of decolonization––one centered on the repatriation of land and ocean to Indigenous peoples. Quantitative methods are used to perpetuate the historical and ongoing processes of Indigenous dispossession. However, quantitative methods courses often fail to reckon with these colonial histories and are taught in ways that are inaccessible for Indigenous students. Drawing from the first author's experiences as a professor of political science in Hawai‘i, this chapter proposes three classroom-level interventions that educators can pursue to make quantitative methods relatable and empowering for Indigenous students: (1) designing lectures to center the experiences of Indigenous students, (2) designing assignments that invite Indigenous students to interrogate the settler-colonial and neocolonial structures perpetuating Indigenous dispossession, and (3) maintaining university-community partnerships that provide Indigenous students with opportunities to use quantitative methods to support Indigenous sovereignty movements.
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The Local Impact of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Educational Dissertations on Transnational Higher Education in Turkey
It is any branch of academic study or science that deals with human behavior in its social and cultural aspects.
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An Interdisciplinary Inquiry Into Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Science that focuses on aspects of human society. This includes concepts such as sociology, economics, and managerial science.
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Project-Based Learning Through the Flipped Classroom Model
Social science is, in its broadest sense, the study of society and the way people behave and influence the world around us.
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Methodological Pluralism and Graduate Student Research in Education
Those branches of inquiry that are focused on cultures and societies, typically founded on the rejection of an individual/collective dichotomy.
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