Positioning research and new knowledge systems

Kumar, Margaret 2015, Positioning research and new knowledge systems, Journal of teaching and education, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 255-268..

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Title Positioning research and new knowledge systems
Author(s) Kumar, Margaret
Journal name Journal of teaching and education
Volume number 4
Issue number 3
Start page 255
End page 268.
Total pages 13
Publisher International Journal of Arts and Sciences
Place of publication Cumberland, RI
Publication date 2015
ISSN 2165-6266
Keyword(s) New knowledge systems
Indigenous societies
Intraparadigm shifts
Irreducibility of the ethics of research
Summary Debates into the positioning of research and aligning them with new knowledge systems has received mixed reactions. Many argue that research needs to follow discrete silos of disciplinary knowledge where knowledge needs to remain within a particular and defined construct. However, in the global world that we now embrace, there is a burgeoning of new knowledge systems that have disrupted ‘traditional’ processes of carrying out research and foregrounded the encompassing of new knowledge systems that follow research pathways and methodologies that are all encompassing of the multifaceted educational and social systems that embrace specific postcolonial and indigenous societies. Much of this corollary has stemmed from historical and political factors that have seen the rise of some disciplines of knowledge and the non-awareness’s and non-recognition of others. This paper articulates from an auto-ethnographic perspective the discussion surrounding the positioning of research, new knowledge systems and interdisciplinary learning in the areas of International and Aboriginal students. Focusing on postcolonial theory and Aboriginal approaches to research, the author foregrounds the tensions of historiography, hybridity, subjectivities, collaborative sharing and voice through what she terms a ‘strands of knowledge’ approach in these two areas. In the process, the author conceptualises two definitions. These are: intra-paradigm shifts and the irreducibility of the ethics of research and discusses how they are integral concepts when researching in or around particular cultural communities and groups.
Notes Presented at the 2015 International Journal of Arts & Sciences Multidisciplinary Conference
Language eng
Indigenous content on
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Socio Economic Objective 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
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