Creating Aboriginal curriculum in partnership

Relationships, respect and reciprocity are key to developing partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  Sharing our stories: building partnerships for change (captioned video or audio-described video) provides a video exemplar and guide to how to go about this.

The Diversity & Inclusion Unit collaborated with Wadawurrung Traditional Custodians, Deakin Social Work academics and Deakin Learning Futures staff to create this video. It tells the story of how this group initially came together to develop a Social Work simulation resource, yaneeken-werreeyt, which takes students on a journey through an Australian child protection system alongside an Aboriginal family.


‘The recognition of individuals’ knowledge, life stories and skills should be central to practice, making collaboration and joint learning possible’

Bennett and Zubrzycki (2003, p. 69).


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