TER #090 – Transforming Schools with Michael Anderson – 16 April 2017

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Main Feature: Michael Anderson talks about the ‘Four Cs’ of Education and how they can be used to transform schools, and return focus to learning as the centre of curriculum.

Regular Features: Cameron reviews recent news stories about the Qld. govt. withdrawing from the online NAPLAN trial, and the NSW Govt. rejection of their independent review of Special Religious Education.

Links and Timecodes

00.00 Opening Credits

01:19 Intro – Ministerial Council Meeting

04:16 QLD withdraws from NAPLAN online

14:50 NSW rejects SRE inquiry findings

21:02 Feature intro

23:05 Interview – Michael Anderson

1:08:24 Announcements

1:08:57 Quote & Sign Off

TER #089 – Questioning ‘Evidence Based Practice’ with Charlotte Pezaro – 02 April 2017

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Main feature: Charlotte Pezaro discusses the implications and nuances of ‘Evidence Based Practice’, particularly as it applies to teaching.

Regular Features: Off Campus-Dan Haesler explores a model for managing change in schools; Listener Contribution-Tom from Victoria shares his experience of taking students to see Hidden Figures; Education in the News-Cameron discusses school catchment zones being used to boost property prices.

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Cast Away Awards

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07:51 Hidden Figures & Teaching Maths
10:15 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
24:52 Secondary Commercialisation of Education
40:48 Feature Introduction
41:25 Interview – Charlotte Pezaro

1:28:46 Quote & Sign Off

TER #087 – The Teaching & Learning Toolkit with Tanya Vaughan and Janet Clinton – 5 March 2017

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Main Feature: Dr Tanya Vaughan and Professor Janet Clinton talk discuss the Teaching and learning Toolkit, which provides summaries of education research to identify the impact and cost of various teaching and school management strategies.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler questions online discussions about research in education; Education in the News, What impact do minimum wage shave on student learning? and Cameron discusses recent reports of schools that exclude students from exams in order to maintain higher results.

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Timecodes & Links

00.00 Opening Credits

01:19 Intro – Gonski Campaign Bus

06:18 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

16:58 Students and Minimum Wages

23:21 Excluding students for school reputation

34:55 Feature Introduction

37:34 Feature Interview – Dr Tanya Vaughan and Prof. Janet Clinton

1:08:43 Discussion

1:20:11 Quote & Sign Off

TER #086 – Phonics and Literacy with Misty Adoniou – 19 February 2017

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Main Feature: Dr. Misty Adoniou discusses the implications of a nationwide mandatory phonics assessment, and the relationship between phonics and broader literacy instruction.

Regular Features: Dan Haesler asks “When should teachers speak up?” in a new Off Campus; Education in the news – Cameron discusses recent stories about Special Religious Instruction in schools.

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Timecodes & Links:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Principal’s Wellbeing Survey
05:41 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
14:51 Scripture in Schools
31:48 Feature Introduction
34:28 Interview – Dr Misty Adoniou
1:04:11 Quote & Sign Off

TER #085 – 1to1 Laptops in Science with Simon Crook – 5 Feb 2017

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Main Feature: Simon Crook discusses his recent PhD thesis exploring the impact of 1-1 laptop programs on teaching high school science.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler asks ‘is mindset a lie’?; Education in the News, Cameron considers issues of teacher attrition; Teachers Brains Trust, David from WA questions reports of mandatory tests for WA primary school students.

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Timecodes & Links:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – A hot start to the year!
02:52 Off Campus – Is mindset a lie?

15:47 Teacher Attrition

42:17 Teachers Brains Trust – School Exams in WA

46:27 Feature Introduction
48:17 Interview – Simon Crook

1:25:15 Announcements

1:28:42 Quote & Sign Off

TER #084 – Changing the Narrative with Stan Grant – 22 Jan 2017

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Main Feature: In a special edition of ‘Off Campus’, Dan Haesler talks with Stan Grant about the issues facing Indigenous Australians and the role that Education plays in addressing those issues.

Regular Features: Education in the News; Cameron discusses recent news reports about Gonski school funding, the rising cost of back-to-school expenses, and the implications for Australia of education policy in the USA.

Timecodes & Links:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro
01:56 Gonski school funding

11:58 Back to School Costs

21:19 Betsy Devos & US Education

28:08 Feature intro
29:26 Off Campus – Intro
32:38 Stan Grant Interview

52:11 Quote & Sign Off

 

TER #083 – Inside ReMSTEP – 08 Jan 2017

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Main Feature: Ollie Lovell presents a series of interviews from the Reconceptualising Mathematics and Science teacher Education Program, which capped off a multi-year project connecting pre-service teachers with people working in the fields of maths and science.

Timecodes and Links:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro
02:57 South Australian Teacher Education

06:49 Gonski & COAG

18:22 Feature Intro

19:49 Ollie Lovell
26:16 David Hoxley
41:34 Russel Tyler
46:05 First Year Teachers
56:16 Discussion

1:12:46 Quote & Sign Off

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.

You can also find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TERPodcast or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TERPodcast

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

TER Live #013 – TeachMeet Futures

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This TER Live episode presents TeachMeet Futures, held on November 15 at the University of Technology, Sydney. The webpage for the event can be found here.

This event was organised by Alice Leung, of the NSW Department of Education’s Futures Learning Unit, and aimed to showcase innovative teaching practices happening in schools.

Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits
21.56 Intro
01:18 Event Opening – Alice Leung
03:56 Welcome – Shirley Alexander, UTS
11:42 Welcome – Kathleen Donohoe, Futures learning
14:03 Vatche Ansourian – Virtual Reality, Here and Now
21:09 Nigel Kuan – Class Dojo
24:40 Dr Lynda Kelly – Game Based Learning, The Voyage!
31:02 Belinda Faulkner – ‘Failure to Launch’
36:54 John Goh – Entrepeneur Learning
43:07 Laura Capney – STEM
50:48 Michael Ha – Challenge Based Learning on Sustainability
58:43 Sanija Hrncic – Open Spaces for Creativity and Collaboration
1:02:51 Ashley Hill – Teaching Human Rights
1:05:35 Maya Marcus – STEAMpunk Girls
1:11:29 Dr Bron Stuckey – Get Game Hub
1:19:43 Dr Jane Hunter – STEM
1:29:11 Simon Harper – Future of TeachMeet NSW
1:31:47 Close – Alice Leung