Still Curious
Still Curious
Nov 23, 2021
No time to be curious when you're constantly at the grind - Kat Daley | S1E10
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Kat is the Program Manager for the Bachelor of Youth Work and Youth Studies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. We discuss how 'street wisdom' and lived experience of chronic disadvantage, child abuse and homelessness helps Kat and her students tackle systemic injustice for young people.

Key topics

  • How growing up in poverty taught Kat from an early age about the need to tackle injustice and stand up for others (and why that got her into trouble)
  • How Kat became an academic by accident and how a typo in her university enrolment changed the course of her career
  • What it means to have a sociological understanding of young people - making sense of young people as a collective group, how policy is made in relation to young people and how young people are included or excluded in that process

Detours and tangents

  • Why curiosity is a privilege that comes with having time and economic security
  • What's involved in running the largest youth work degree program in Australia

Episode Summary
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Recorded 5 November 2021

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