• Class Number 4099
  • Term Code 3330
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Maya Haviland
    • Dr Maya Haviland
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 20/02/2023
  • Class End Date 26/05/2023
  • Census Date 31/03/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
SELT Survey Results

Drawing on models of collaborative ethnography and arts this course introduces students to storytelling as a collaborative method of cultural research as it applies to fields such as museum practice, anthropology, art and design. The course will use experiential project-based learning to guide students through a cycle of collaborative cultural research and production of a product for public display or dissemination. Beginning with a grounding in the influences and practices shaping ‘the collaborative turn’ across a broad range of disciplines, the course will support students to identify and design collaborative research and production processes, identify and address ethical issues and processes of feedback with collaborators, and complete and reflect upon a cycle of collaborative production of a cultural research product.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. identify and articulate a viable, collaborative cultural research project;
  2. synthesise and critically reflect upon factors impacting on collaborative practices in relevant discipline areas;
  3. describe and critically reflect upon the project's social, cultural and ethical dimensions;
  4. apply collaborative methodologies to data collection and production of research outputs; and
  5. realise, document and present a collaborative cultural research project.

Research-Led Teaching

This course has been designed to give students access to insights to research related to practices of co-creativity, collaboration and value co-creation in the arts, cultural and education sectors, and a range of humanities disciplines. It both draws on case studies from real world research and practice as teaching and learning material, and provides students with opportunities to undertake their own co-creative research projects in a supported and scaffolded curriculum context. In 2023 the course is collaborating with the Engaged ANU pilot (https://www.anu.edu.au/research/engaged-anu), and the Scaffolding Cultural Co-Creativity project (https://scccp.net/about/), with student projects contributing to the work if both of both projects and drawing on the expertise of project staff and researchers.

Additional Course Costs

To complete the assignments in this course you will need access to an audio recorder and camera. A smartphone should be adequate and we will discuss equipment options in

class. You will also need access to a computer with word processing software and internet access.

Required Resources

To complete the assignments in this course you will need access to an audio recorder and camera. A smartphone should be adequate and we will discuss equipment options in

class. You will also need access to a computer with word processing software and internet access.

Compulsory Course Text

Haviland, Maya. Side by Side? Community Art and the Challenge of Co-Creativity. London: Routledge, 2017.

This text can be purchased in paperback or as an e-book via Routledge or other booksellers. The Harry Hartog bookshop has a number of copies available for students to purchase in

this course. PLEASE NOTE – PDF’s of Chapters from this book set as compulsory reading will not be provided on the Wattle site.

Other Session by Session readings will be posted as PDFS or with relevant references on the Wattle site.

Other recommended resources

Below are a couple of books and resources that are good supplements to the compulsory texts and readings set in this course:

Lassiter, Luke Eric. The Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Collaborative Anthropologies Journal

Collaborative Anthropologies is a forum for dialogue with a special focus on the complex collaborations between and among researchers and research participants. It features

essays that are descriptive as well as analytical, from all subfields of anthropology and closely related disciplines, and that present a diversity of perspectives on collaborative

research. Published by: University of Nebraska Press. The ANU subscribes to this via e-journals and it can be found via the ANU Library e-resources catalogue.

Simon, Nina. The Participatory Museum. Santa Cruz: Museum 2.0, 2010.


Collaboratory Podcast

https://scccp.net/collaboratory/ and on most podcast apps

PLEASE NOTE: Additional websites, blogs and online media links will be provided on the course Wattle site before and during the course.

If you choose to undertake a creative work that utilises visual design, video or sound you will need access to appropriate editing and layout software. Technical support for using such software will not necessarily be provided as part of the course.

Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • Verbal feedback to whole class
  • Verbal comments to individuals
  • Workshop discussions, whole class, small groups and one on one
  • Written comments on specific assignments

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Intensive Day 1 - Monday Feb 20th 9-5pm Theme – Story Intensive Day will include: Introduction to the course Introduction to research projects to which course is contributing Discussion of Collaborative Storytelling Projects Working with Stories Workshop
2 Intensive Day 2 - Friday Feb 24th 9-5 pm, Theme– Telling & Communicating Intensive Day will include: Allocation of project topics and interviewees Master Class on Storytelling and Engagement - Engaged ANU Forms and Audiences Workshop
3 Intensive Day 3 - Monday February 27th 9-5pm, Theme - Collaboration Intensive Day will include: Exploring Collaboration in Universities talk Interviewing Workshop Ethics and relational ethics in collaborative research
4 Workshop 1 (wk2) Friday March 3rd 10-1, Topic: Refining your story and project Task 1 - Ethics Variation & Project Proposal due Thursday March 2nd 11.59pm
5 Workshop 2 (wk 3) Friday March 10th 10-1, Topic: Editing and Returning Interviews
6 Workshop 3 (wk4) Friday March 17th 10-1, Topic: Design and Communication Task 2 - Edited Interview due Tuesday 14th March 11.59pm
7 Workshop 4 (wk5) Friday March 24th 10-1, Topic: Peer review workshop Guest Peer Reviewers expected from Engaged ANU
8 Workshop 5 (wk 7) Friday April 28th 10-1 pm, Topic: Presentation of projects and final submission of work Interviewees and Engaged ANU to participate in launch of student projects. Task 3 - Creative Presentation and display of Research Project Due Friday April 28th (in class) Task 4 - Project documentation and critical reflection journal Due Monday May 1st by 11.59pm

Tutorial Registration

Course runs in 3 day intensive + 5 weekly workshops format. No tutorials.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Project Proposal and Ethics Variation 10 % 02/03/2023 10/03/2023 1,2,3
Edited Interview Draft 20 % 14/03/2023 23/03/2023 4,5
Project documentation and critical reflection journal 20 % 01/05/2023 19/05/2023 2,3,4,5
Creative Presentation and display of Research Project 50 % 28/04/2023 19/05/2023 1,4,5

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Students are expected to attend all intensive days and workshops

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 02/03/2023
Return of Assessment: 10/03/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Project Proposal and Ethics Variation

This task includes 3 parts:

a) A summary of your proposed research project and its form of presentation

b) A revised research information sheet

c) A brief reflection on ethical issues involved in your proposed project

total word length approx 800 words

a. A summary of your proposed research project and its form of presentation

Students are to write up to 1 page in which they identify the proposed focus of their collaborative research project including:

  • Summary of the focus of your research and interview subjects
  • What research you will do in addition to interview
  • What format do you intend to present your research project in (ie a video, podcast, written piece with images, or other)
  • Indicative research questions you intend to use for interview, as discussed in class
  • Any logistics that may pose challenges to your intended project and/or course timelines

b. A revised research information sheet

You need to rewrite a research information sheet (template to be provided in class or via wattle by course lecturer) for your use when conducting interviews for your

research. In this information sheet you will need to provide a range of information as specified by the Human Research Ethics Protocol of the ANU.

See https://services.anu.edu.au/research-support/ethics-integrity/information-sheets-consent-forms.

Information you will need to revise includes a summary of what is expected of interviewees; any potential risks they may encounter; how you will or will not identify them;

who they can contact if they have issues with the research process or outcome; potential topics you will ask them about, and other topics outlined in class and/or by the

HREC protocols. This revised information sheet should be submitted via wattle as an editable document

C. Short reflection (200 words) on ethical issues you anticipate in your creative research project

including any strategies that you might use to mitigate them or ethical questions you wish to discuss

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 14/03/2023
Return of Assessment: 23/03/2023
Learning Outcomes: 4,5

Edited Interview Draft

You will need to conduct an interview with your allocated researcher and use material from this interview in your creative research project.

This assignment requires you to conduct and record the interview, transcribe the recording and then edit the transcription into a form you can return for verification and comment to the person you interviewed. Details of this process will be discussed in class.

Your draft edited transcript should be formatted to show your voice as interviewer and the voice of your interviewee. It would include information of the date, time and

location of the interview. You can include a short introduction about why you did this interview if you want.

Assessment Criteria:

This task will be assessed according to the following criteria:

Interview Focus

  • Evidence of well -planned questions and use of follow up questions
  • Interview subject and topic contributes to research knowledge / story


  • The flow of the edited draft helps to tell a compelling or entertaining story
  • Interview has been edited to focus story and also retain the voice and style of the interviewee
  • Length of edited interview is appropriate to story being told

Style & Format

  • Format of edited interview clearly shows who is speaking
  • Voice’ and style of speaking is retained in the written version
  • Format and style allows for ease of reading
  • Spelling and punctuation is correct
  • document contains relevant information for archiving for future research use

Presentation requirements: Edited interview to be submitted as an editable word document via Turnitin.

Word limit: 1500 words approx (discuss with Lecturer if longer is needed)

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 01/05/2023
Return of Assessment: 19/05/2023
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5

Project documentation and critical reflection journal

Throughout the course you will need to document your creative and collaborative research process and critically reflect on what you learn through doing

this course. These critical reflections are the place for you to think about what you are learning through your practice and your engagement with the class. I recommend

that you make a journal or creative diary entry at least after every class, as well as at the different stages of planning, interviewing and returning interviews, and working

on the production of the final presentation. Also make sure that you document the emerging design of your overall creative research project, such as planning sketches,

documentary photographs you take along the way, technical and creative decisions you take that shape the resulting project.

Gather these documentary reflections and materials throughout the course. You will then need to edit and collate your critical reflections, learning insights and creative

process into a single document that highlights the key elements you feel demonstrate your learning journey and submit it online.

Assessment Criteria:

This task will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • Critical reflection on creative and collaborative processes undertaken
  • Critical reflection on learning and practice through course and project, including relational aspects of returning draft materials to interviewees
  • Evidence of documentation and reflection on key stages of research and creative project development and implementation
  • Clarity of collation, synthesis and presentation

Word Limit approx 1000 words

Presentation requirements: Final submission of journal and project documentation should be submitted as a single document (word, PDF or similar) unless discussed

with course convener in advance.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 50 %
Due Date: 28/04/2023
Return of Assessment: 19/05/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,4,5

Creative Presentation and display of Research Project

The major assignment for this course is the creation of a creative research project drawing on your own collaborative ethnographic work with an ANU researcher you will be assigned to interview. In 2023 we will undertake a project researching and telling stories of experiences and processes of collaboration by ANU researchers. Engaged ANU and the course convenor will facilitate introductions to selected ANU researchers and research projects. Students will work with one of these projects to research and communicate insights about the experiences and processes of collaboration used to do the research; to engage people with the research; and/or to be part of the Engaged ANU pilot.

The form that this assignment takes is flexible. Suggested forms include a short video, a short audio piece, a slide show, poster, or some other form of interactive or graphic communication. Project Forms should be able to be used by Engaged ANU and researchers on line or in presentations.

Depending on decisions made during the class this project may also include elements that have been co-created with other students.

In considering the form that you choose you should think about your own technical skills and resources to create this product (ie, can you edit sound? Do you have access to the relevant equipment and software? Can you use graphic design tools?) and also the audience you would like to reach with this work. These considerations will be discussed further in class.

Your creative research project must include material gathered via an interview with the researcher you are allocated, as well as research into the work of that researcher and its goals. Your research product should be audio / visual material in the form of photographs, illustrations, maps, drawings etc. and/or audio.

Earlier assignments and activities in class will help you with these elements and you will see a range of examples during the intensive days of the course. The form of your project must be negotiated with Maya by the end of the first workshop on Friday March 3rd 2023.

Word Limit: 2500 approx

Presentation requirements: Final Creative Research project is to be presented in class on Friday April 28th 2023. A hardcopy or digital version that is readable off-line is to

be presented to the course lecturer following presentation in class to assist in assessment.

Assessment Criteria:

  • Effective use on interview and other research material
  • Effective choice and execution of storytelling forms in relation to target audiences and story content
  • Quality of presentation and attention to detail

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Returning Assignments

Assignments will be returned either with comments and grade via Turnitin, or in hard copy in class or by arrangement with individual students.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Students will not be permitted to resubmit assignments.

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Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Maya Haviland

Research Interests

Collaborative anthropology

•Co-creative Institutions

•First Nations cultures

•Visual anthropology and documentary film

•Community Cultural Development

•Socially-engaged Art, contemporary art

•Art-based collaborative ethnography

•Collaborative Methodologies & Co-Design

•Participatory Research, (PAR)

•Participatory evaluation

•Photography, installation

•Collections and Archives

•Curatorial methods

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