Photoyarn: developing a new arts-based method

Rogers, Jessa (2017) Photoyarn: developing a new arts-based method. In: Burnard, Pamela, Ross, Valerie, Minors, Helen Julia, Powell, Kimberley, Dragovic, Tatjana, and Mackinlay, Elizabeth, (eds.) Building Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Bridges: where practice meets research and theory. Building Interdisciplinary Bridges Across Cultures and Creativities (BIBACC), Cambridge, UK, pp. 65-75.

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I came to this research first and foremost as an Aboriginal woman, and, secondly, as an arts educator who continues to work with Indigenous students. This research is deeply connected to who I am and the lens through which I view the world. This research was intercultural, interdisciplinary, arts-based Indigenous research. When approaching my research in schools with students, I looked for an arts method that was truly student-centered, and participant-led. When I could not find one suitable, we developed Photoyarn, a new Indigenous method that allowed students to control and direct the research process from data collection through to dissemination. This method blends yarning, an Indigenous method, with photography and some aspects of photovoice within this research. There were three colleges involved in the research; two colleges (A and B) were urban boarding schools, with Aboriginal boarders from numerous nations across Australia. The third college (C) was a Māori girls’ boarding school. This chapter outlines the development of Photoyarn at these three boarding schools.

Item ID: 49425
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-9957727-0-0
Keywords: arts-based research, Indigenous research methodologies, Indigenous arts research, educational research, photoyarn
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This chapter was also presented at the 2nd International BIBACC 2016 conference conducted 30 July - 01 August 2016, at Cambridge, UK.

Date Deposited: 08 May 2018 02:12
FoR Codes: 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4502 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education > 450299 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education not elsewhere classified @ 33%
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390401 Comparative and cross-cultural education @ 33%
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3601 Art history, theory and criticism > 360104 Visual cultures @ 34%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 80%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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