Episode 3 – Ft. Taryn Marks COMING SOON 
Mentoring Matters.  

In this episode, AAFIE’s Professor Julian Sefton-Green spends sometime with Taryn Marks General Manager of AIME, a Wotjobaluk woman from Western Victoria to yarn about why Mentoring Matters.We can’t wait to share this episode with you and extend our thanks for Taryn for making time for AAFIE in Conversation.Taryn MarksTaryn Marks, General Manager and previous Board Director of AIME, is a Wotjobaluk woman from Western Victoria. She is also the inaugural Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child.

Taryn was previously a Senior Adviser Indigenous Policy and Strategy and Outreach Manager for SBS, working closely with NITV.She has qualifications and experience in early childhood development, health promotion and mentoring, Reconciliation Action Plans, workforce, strategy, and organisational policy development. Previous experience includes working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy at a local, state and national level.

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Episode 2 – Ft. Dr. John Davis

Language: Connection to Culture, Identity & Country : Reclaiming the Truth to healing. 

In this episode, Dale Murray is joined by Dr John Davis the CEO of the Stronger Smarter Institute. Dale & John yarn about Language, and it’s connection to Culture, Identity and Country. John explores how First Nations communities can use language to reclaim the truth to healing.

We also learn how we can all apply the true names of this place to support decolonoisation and work together towards removing the invasion footprint on this land.

Dr. John Davis, CEO Stronger Smarter Institute 

John has worked as a lead educator in schools including positions as Principal, Head of Department, and Subject Area Coordinator for Indigenous Education. He has also held lectureship positions with the University of Queensland and James Cook University, and has worked as a QCAA and ACARA Advisor. In 2016, John completed his PhD in Indigenous Community Models of Education – Community Durithunga, with the Queensland University of Technology. Other research interests include Indigenous languages as LOTE, embedding Indigenous Knowledges and Indigenous ways to multimodal literacy. John is passionate about our people, our languages and culture and working and moving our ways forward as best practice in education and community development.

“My people are Cobble Cobble kinnected to Warra and Dalby. We have links directly to the Barunggam and Wakka Wakka people”.

John’s core work roles over the past decade have focused on educational excellence, woven within a team environment.

“Wherever I weave, I lay a footprint based on sustaining excellence – a core feature of my work outcomes – growing leadership density and developing cultures of excellence and aspirations”.

Other Useful stuff

Learning through COVID-19 

Back to school handbook

Gauging the value of education

Estimating to economic returns

Responding to COVID-19 – Principles of rapid innovation and evaluation

Pathways of Disadvantage: Unpacking the Intergenerational Correlation in Welfare

Transitioning from out-of-home care: Independence or Interdependence 

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