TER #079 – Mantle of the Expert with Tim Taylor – 16 Oct 2016


Main Feature: Tim Taylor talks about the mantle of the Expert teaching method and using drama and narrative as a way to engage students in learning.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan haesler talks with Nick Jackson about student autonomy; Education in the News, Cameron considers the implications of the recent changes to the VEt FEE HELP Loans scheme.

Links & Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro
01:46 VET FEE HELP Loans

11:48 Off Campus with Dan Haesler

25:07 Feature intro
26:51 Tim Taylor – Mantle of the Expert

1:26:31 Announcements
1:27:42 Quote & Sign Off

TER #077 – Evaluating Teachers with John Fischetti – 18 September 2016

Main Feature: Professor John Fischetti from Newcastle University talks about the issues with different approaches to teacher, school and system evaluation processes.

Regular Features: Dan Haesler interviews Dr Elliot Gann about Hip Hop culture in Education; Cameron considers issues relating to same-sex schools.

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Book recomendations

05:10 Single Sex Schools

19:19 Off Campus with Dan Haesler

29:14 Feature Introduction
31:19 Interview – Prof John Fiscetti

1:19:55 Announcements
1:22:40 Quote & Sign-Off

TER Live #011 – TeachMeet InfoLit


On August 11th, TeachMeet InfoLit was held at Newington College in Stanmore. The focus was on information literacy, a core competency of the curriculum delivered by Teacher Librarians, as well as the ways that Information Literacy can be taught and improved throughout the curriculum.

00.00 Opening Credits
21.56 Intro
01:32 Welcome – Lily Young
03:52 Michelle Harrison (The University of Sydney, Fisher Library): Research Skills Development
12:34 Tanya Toohey (Christian Brothers Lewisham): Yr 7 Information Skills in HSIE
21:34 Gill Gratton (Trinity Grammar): Collaboration is the Key – employing a collaborative planning and teaching approach to Library at Trinity Grammar Junior School
32:26 Erin Patel (Kambala): Student reflections on the inquiry process/scaffolding & synthesising knowledge from research
40:14 Karen Keighy (St Pius X) How lib guides have been used to implement information literacy
43:43 Rukevwe Bateren (Newington College) IB Science and infolit
47:34 Concluding remarks – Lily Young
48:17 Thanks and Sign Off

TER #076 – Evidence for Learning with John Bush & Matt Deeble – 21 August 2016


Main Feature: Evidence for Learning is a new initiative by Social Ventures Australia, aiming to support teachers to engage with research-based practices in the classroom.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler discusses student wellbeing; Education in the News, Cameron and Corinne talk about issues of teaching consent in schools

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro
02:21 NSW Education Standards Authority

04:33 Teaching consent in schools
28:23 Off Campus – Student Wellbeing
35:53 Feature Intro
37:54 Interview – Matt Deeble & John Bush

1:20:41 Quote & Sign Off

TER #075 – Are edu-businesses helping or harming education? – 07 August 2016


Main feature: Corinne interviews Dr Anna Hogan about the increasing role of Edu-businesses in Education in Australia and around the world, and explores the question of whether for-profit businesses can fulfil the needs of education as a public good.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler discusses issues of teachers on social media disclosing their involvement in promoting corporate interests; Cameron and Corinne discuss the reporting and rhetoric around the 2016 NAPLAn results.

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Gonski & the Senate
05:08 NAPLAN in the news

31:17 Off Campus – Disclosure
39:38 Discussion – Teacher Endorsements on Social Media
52:30 Feature Introduction
55:00 Interview – Dr Anna Hogan

1:23:28 Discussion – Business & the Public Good
1:35:33 Quote & Sign off

TER #074 – Coaching for teachers with Chris Munro – 24 July 2016


Main Feature: Following a feature panel discussion at Research Ed in Melbourne, Chris Munro discusses the practice and processes of Coaching as a tool for teacher professional development, and his experiences implementing coaching as part of regular school practices.

Regular Features: Spotlight on Special Education: Tim Connell discusses the ‘good behaviour game’ for addressing ongoing minor behavioural issues in class. Education in the News: Cameron and Corinne discuss issues of third arty providers delivering curriculum in schools.

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – 3 years of TER Podcast
13:07 Spotlight on Special Education
17:00 Third Party Providers in Schools
38:10 Feature Intro
40:29 Interview – Chris Munro
1:19:35 Discussion
1:29:16 Thanks for 3 years!
1:30:25 Quote & Sign Off

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TER #073 – Inside ‘Education Nation’ – 10 July 2016

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Main Feature: On June 7 & 8, the first Education Nation conference was held at Luna Park in Sydney. Corinne and Donelle attended and interviewed a number of presenters.

Regular Features: Education in the News, Cameron & Corinne discuss the election results and the implications for education funding, as well as the ongoing situation with schools in Aurukun.

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Corrections from ep 72
06:27 Election Result & Gonski Funding
13:35 Noel Pearson’s Direct Instruction Program
27:09 Feature Intro
28:33 Education Nation Conference
46:18 Cameron Patterson
49:11 Jacues du Toit
51:32 Lila Mularczyk
58:42 Jon Andrews
1:05:03 Brendan Mitchell
1:18:46 Simon Breakspear
1:21:46 Philip Cooke
1:23:34 Final Thoughts on Education Nation
1:24:36 Announcements
1:25:31 Quote & Sign Off

TER Live #010 – #GirlsInTech at Vivid Ideas


As part of the 2016 Vivid Sydney Festival, Intel held #GirlsInTech as part of the Vivid Ideas presentations, with research and panel discussions about girls in STEM subjects and the challenges – both personal and systemic – that need to be overcome to improve the number of women participating in tech fields such as coding and engineering.

This TER live episode presents the entire event with minimal editing.

00.00 Opening Credits & Intro
02:12 Welcome – Katie Ford – @KatherineLFord
07:57 Kate Burleigh – General Manager Intel A-NZ – @Kate_Burleigh
36:20 Research Presentation

53:40 Panel Discussion 1

1:17:17 Panel Discussion 2

1:45:24 Acknowledgements and Sign Off

Special thanks to Joachim Cohen @JoachimCohen123 and @IntelANZ