Cameron Tero

Lecturer

About me

I teach in the Community Development program at Murdoch, coordinating units in ‘Social Policy and Community Action’, ‘Stories of Doing Community Work’, and the community placement and internship units for undergraduate and post-graduate students.

I am also undertaking research about the life pathways of local and international humanitarian workers, and how particular places, events, people and encounters have shaped their lives. I have a special interest in the valuing, preservation and reinvigoration of Aboriginal languages through my work with the Wyemando Bequest and have been involved in further research projects related to intergenerational work, mentoring, alternative education and the ‘simple living’ movement.

I grew up in country WA, in Kondinin and Kalgoorlie, and my working life has included working as a teacher in Tjukurla, a remote community in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands (western desert), as a community worker in metropolitan schools, and as a professional learning provider for the AusAID Global Education Project.

 

 

 

 

Teaching area

Community Development

Undergraduate:

  • COD214 Social Policy and Community Action
  • COD201 Stories of Doing Community Work
  • COD303 Preparing for Professional Community Practice

Postgraduate

  • COD508 Community Development Internship

Professional and community service

Chairperson, Wyemando Harper Sisters Aboriginal Bequest & Jimmy Pike Trust

http://wyemando.org.au

http://www.jimmypiketrust.org.au

Publications

Journal Articles

MacCallum, J., Palmer, D., Wright, P., Cumming-Potvin, W., Brooker, M. & Tero, C. (2010). Australian Perspectives: Community Building Through Intergenerational Exchange Programs. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 8, 113-127.

Books

Hosking, K., & Tero, C. (2014). What Matters Most? Exploring poverty with upper primary students. Perth, WA: One World Centre – Global Education Project

Flynn, N., Hosking, K., & Tero, C. (2012). All’s Well? Exploring the world of water with upper primary Students. Perth, WA: One World Centre – Global Education Project.

MacCallum, J., Beltman, S., & Tero, C. (2007). Mentoring: the Guide. Ideas, advice and practical help for planning and running mentoring programs that work. Perth, WA: Murdoch University, Centre for Learning, Change and Development.

Other publications

MacCallum, J., Palmer, D., Wright, P., Cumming-Potvin, W., Northcote, J., Brooker, M., & Tero, C. (2006) Community Building Through Intergenerational Exchange Programs. Canberra: National Youth Affairs Research Scheme.

MacCallum, J., Beltman, S., Palmer, D., Ross, C., & Tero, C. (2004). Indigenous Mentoring Pilots Project 2001 – 2004: National Evaluation Report. Canberra: Department of Education, Science and Training.

Conference paper (unpublished)

Tero, C. & Sappal, L. (2009) Severely alienated students: A community-based collaborative approach. Presented at British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, 2 – 6 September, 2009, University of Manchester.