S7E3: Learning from Her: Celebrating Indigenous Women in Education

In this episode, we delve into the stories of three remarkable Indigenous women significantly impacting the educational landscape across Australia. From overcoming challenges to integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and knowledges into curriculums, our guests share their wisdom and expertise, providing valuable lessons for anyone passionate about education.

Listeners gain insights into their families, experiences, achievements, and the transformative work they are doing in their communities, highlighting the importance of Indigenous voices in shaping educational policies, practices, and outcomes.

Guest speakers:

  • Rosie Paine is a Wongutha, Noongar and Yamatji woman, Deputy Principal at Sheoak Grove Primary School in Western Australia, member of the External Advisory Board at the Faculty of Education and talented artist.
  • Kylie Captain is a Gamilaroi woman, author, an accredited teacher and President of the Aboriginal Studies Association. She also co-facilitates professional learning Masterclasses, to empower teachers to introduce Indigenous curriculums and show how schools can build meaningful connections with First nations communities.
  • Associate Professor Melitta Hogarth is a Kamilaroi woman and the Associate Dean (Indigenous) and Principal Research Fellow at the Faculty of Education. Melitta is the Project Director of The Ngarrngga Project.

Producers: Genevieve Siggins and Podcast Services Australia

The Ngarrngga Project at the Faculty of Education is a nation-building project led by First Nations educators, which aims to improve how students learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and knowledge systems.

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