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.
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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – It’s been six weeks…
04:31 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
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
Anti-Poverty Campaigner Linda Tirado talks about the challenges facing low-income earners and the impact of education policy on disadvantaged communities. Cameorn and Corinne discuss Direct Instruction in relation to recent events in far-north Queensland, and discuss the recent ResearchEd conference in Melbourne.
00.00 Opening Credits
06:09 Direct Instruction in the Indigenous Communities
33:01 ResearchED Melbourne
48:07 Feature Introduction
50:32 Interview – Linda Tirado
1:25:43 Quote and Sign Off
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: In 2015 the AEU organised National Gonski Week to continue the push for needs-based funding in Australian schools. In this special episode we review what the Gonski funding model means, why it matters, and what is in store for the future of school funding. This episode includes interviews with Jane Caro, Adrian Piccoli and Maurie Mulheron discussing different aspects of the Gonski policy and the ongoing campaign, as well as an example of how Gonski funding is being implemente din schools, and Dan Haesler talking bout how the language of Gonski has changed in federal politics.
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.
Special Features: Simon Breakspear, founder of LearnLabs, discusses the issues involve din sharing good practice between teachers, schools and systems, and special guest host Dan Haesler stops by to help unpack the interview; Cameron Interviews attendees and organisers of ResearchEd Sydney; Anne van de Graaf shares her approach to action research in the classroom.
Regular Features: NEW FEATURE! Tim Connell hosts Spotlight on Special Education, discussing approaches to evidence based practice; Teacher’s Brains Trust, Aaron Davis talks about Digital Literacies in the classroom; Continue reading →