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Dr Al Fricker

Dr. Aleryk (Al) Fricker is a Dja Dja Wurrung man born in Naarm (Melbourne), Victoria, and is a Lecturer of Indigenous Education in the NIKERI Institute at Deakin University. As a former primary and secondary school teacher, he works hard with the next generation of teachers, so they have the knowledge and skills to begin to decolonise their classrooms to benefit the next generations of students.

He uses a decolonised pedagogical approach to ensure that his students can benefit from engaging with First Nations educational practices that are tens of thousands of years old. Al's scholarship is focused on both the research that justifies the need for decolonisation, as well as the practical outcomes and the applied processes for school leadership, classroom teachers, curriculum designers, and the school communities that can support the educational outcomes of all, and especially First Nations students.