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About Jacynta Krakouer

BSc, MSW, MSP Melb
Jacynta Krakouer worked at the Australian Council for Educational Research as an Indigenous Graduate Research Fellow in the Indigenous Education Team from 2015 to 2017. She is a Noongar Aboriginal woman originally from Southern Western Australia. Jacynta holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Melbourne. Jacynta's professional interests are in the area of Indigenous education and policy. She is also interested in Indigenous wellbeing and the socio-emotional factors that impact Indigenous learning outcomes. Jacynta was involved in a range of projects at ACER, including a macro-analysis of ACER Cunningham Library’s Indigenous Education database ‘Learning Ground’, an original study exploring the needs of teachers of the deaf, a major literature review concerning Indigenous school readiness and early childhood education, a major literature review concerning Indigenous cultural competence in teaching, and a major literature review of the Science of Learning Project which aims to determine how Indigenous students learn from a neurological standpoint. She previously conducted research and data analysis for the University of Melbourne, and is currently undertaking PhD studies at the University.

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2015 - Present Graduate Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
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