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.
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
Regular features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler discusses the Growth Mindsent; Cameron discusses the recent workcover decision on workplace stress; Spotlight on Special Education, Tim Connel discusses school refusal
Main Feature: Dr Deborah Netolicky discusses her PhD research into the relationship between teachers’ professional learning and professional identity.
00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – ICTENSW Conference
03:25 Off Campus with Dan Haesler
12:30 Workcover decision re workplace stress
Main Feature: Peter West, director of eLearning at Saint Stephen’s College in Qld, talks about their whole-school approach to blended learning, and the process of implementing their whole-school approach.
Regular Features: Cameron and Corinne discuss: Issue in vocational education; the idea of a national school starting age; recent federal court ruling on Victorian school laptop scheme.
Links & Timecodes:
00:00 – Opening Credits
01:19 – Intro
01:41 – Vocational education funding
17:54 – Federal Court ruling on Victorian laptop scheme
Each year, Social Ventures Australia hold their Education Dialogue day, bringing together people from all different sectors of society to discuss issues facing education in Australia with a particular focus on improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged students. One of the keynote speakers at the 2015 event was Prof. Sir George Berwick, CEO of Challenge Partners UK, and formerly Principal of Ravens Wood School in Bromley. In this extended special interview, Sir George discusses the period of growth and success of London schools during the period of the London Challenge.
Main Feature: Dr Leoni Degenhardt, Dean of the Association of Independent Schools Leadership Centre, discusses issues around school leadership and ways to ensure future school leaders are better able to meet demands of the role.
Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler compares the responses of Finland and Australia to lower PISA results; Spotlight on Special Education, Tim Connel discusses key principals for effective learning support teams in schools; Cameorn and Corinne discuss the idea of for profit schools and reports of the use of Direct Instruction in Aboriginal communities.