Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

Keeping Culture: Utilising Koori Elders' Wisdom and Knowledge in Education

Sharing the wisdom and knowledge of New South Wales (NSW) Koori Elders is imperative for the continuation of Koori culture and for the understanding of all Australians in the country we share. By recording oral histories and illustrating them with historical and contemporary records, images and commentary, insider-interview, recording and collaborative editing with participants, the project aims to document Koori Elders’ wisdom and knowledge, perspectives, and experiences for use in school and community education.

Expected outputs include a scholarly book, refereed journal articles, conference presentations, preparation resources for NSW school students, and academic publications. The proposed outputs will be accessible to schools and communities.

Researchers: Dr Fabri Blacklock, Professor Janet Mooney
Start Date: 1 January 2015
End Date: 31 December 2017
Funding Body: ARC Indigenous Discovery Grant

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