REMASTERED TER #001 – PISA & Homework – 14 July 2013 (original release date)

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Christmas Special: It’s been three-and-a-half years since TER podcast started, so for this episode, we’ve remastered our first ever episode to fix a couple of minor audio issues and get back to where it all began. In our first episode we talk about Gonski school funding, and the policy implications of PISA results. More than three years later, and these are still the issues we’re talking about today!

Original Episode Text:

Welcome to the first episode of the Teachers’ Education Review podcast! Please leave your comments and feedback below, or you can email us at TERPodcast@gmail.com.

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Thanks for listening!

Overview: In this, the first episode of the Teacher’s Education Review, Cameron and Corinne discuss PISA Data as presented by OECD Education Advisor Dr. Andreas Schleicher, and take a look at the ever-controversial issue of homework.

Show notes

00:00 – Opening

00:21 – Welcome and Introduction

01:52 – Month In Review

04:58 – Transitions and sound effects

05:22 – Topic 1: PISA data presented by Dr. Andreas Schleicher at Sydney University on 5 July

06:50 – The issue of funding equity in PISA data

09:50 – Teacher Training vs. Class Sizes

12:00 – Issues with reporting in the media

15:30 – Results between public and private schools / Stratification of School Systems

18:15 – Topic 2: Homework

22:00 – Homework in high school

23:33 – Homework in primary school

26:50 – Homework & Equity

31:50 – Homework: the way forward

34:04 – End of Episode 1

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandella

35:40 – Sign Off & Closing/Disclaimer

TER #081 – TIMSS, PISA & Teaching Science with Marten Koomen & Dr Ken Silburn – 11 Dec 2016

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Features: Following the release of TIMSS and PISA reports, we speak with Marten Koomen, Educaional Consultant, about the value of internaitonal standardised tests for classroom teachers; Dr Ken Silburn, recipient of the 2015 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools talks about his experiences in transforming science education in a NSW high school.

Links & Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – It’s been six weeks…
04:31 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

16:34 TIMSS & PISA
20:48 Marten Koomen on Standardised Tests & systems

52:07 Feature Introduction
54:35 Feature Interview – Dr Ken Silburn

1:24:36 Announcements
1:26:35 Quote & Sign Off