Tag: education

Aboriginal education, Dr Lynette Riley – WOAE062

Dr Lynette Riley is a Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi woman from Dubbo and Moree with a long career as an educator. Lyn is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. Her doctoral research looked at conditions of academic success for Aboriginal students. Lyn has experience as a teacher and in Aboriginal education and administration within primary schools, high schools, TAFE, state offices and universities. Lyn is also a member of the National NAIDOC Committee.

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Further resources mentioned during the podcast conversation:

Kinship Learning Module co-developed by Lynette Riley

Survival: a history of Aboriginal life in New South Wales by Nigel Parbury

Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

Appropriate Terminology Representations and Protocols of Acknowledgement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from Flinders University

Narragunnawali Platform from Reconciliation Australia

Outdoor search and rescuer Dr Marilynn Davis – WOAE049

Dr Marilynn Davis is a professional educator of outdoor leaders in first response strategies for wilderness accidents and other pre-hospital care. Marilynn has volunteered with Teton County Search and Rescue in Wyoming and she featured on the television program Backcountry Rescue on the Outdoor Channel.


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Video game development in Australia

The education sector in Australia is producing five times as many graduates of video game development courses than there are jobs in the industry. Many of the graduates end up working for poker machine companies. Jeremy Ray discusses his research on this subject for a feature article published in Game Informer magazine.

You can hear an unedited version of this discussion and a longer conversation about video games and the gaming industry in the original podcast episode here.