TER #036 – Improving Education Systems with Dr Kevan Collins – 30 Nov 2014

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Main Feature: Dr Kevan Collins, Chief executive of the Education Endowment Fund in the United Kingdom, speaks to Cameron about his experiences as an educational leader in a disadvantaged area of London, and about his current work in school-based educational research as the CE of the EEF. Dr. Collins was in Australia in October as part of Social Ventures Australia’s Dialogue Week.

Regular Features: AITSL’s Teacher Feature,teachers discuss student engagement and maximising learning; Education in the News, Cameron and Corinne discuss the implications of recent news stories; Announcements; Mystery Educator Competition

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TER #035 – Teaching Critical Thinking with Dr. Steven Novella – 16 Nov 2014

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Main Feature: Dr. Steven Novella speaks about Critical Thinking. What it is, how to teach it, and the potential benefits to individuals and societies that value critical thinking.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler talks about 5 ways to Wellbeing; Education in the news, Cameron and Corinne talk about the Victorian State Election and the University cheating scandal; AITSL’s Teacher Feature, teachers talk about the Australian teaching Standards; Mystery Educator, new puzzle! Continue reading

TER #034 – Australian Curriculum Review – 02 Nov 14

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Main Feature: Cameron speaks with three Australian academics about the final report on the review of he Australian Curriculum. Dr. Nicole Mockler from the University of Newcastle talks about the broader issues of curriculum, Dr. David Zyngier from Monash University talks about the review process and the political and cultural issues raised in the report, and Dr. Michael Anderson from the University of Sydney talks about The Arts in the Australian Curriculum.

Regular Features: NEW FEATURE! Listener feedback returns with teachers sharing their insights on last episodes main feature; Dan Haesler proposes four key questions to ask of teachers in ‘Off Campus’; Teachers talk about the teachers who impacted on their own lives in AITSL’s Teacher Feature; Cameron reflects on issues of Equity and Access to education in Education in the News.

Do you have an opinion you’d like to share? The join in the conversation! Discussions continue each fortnight on Voxer. Install the app, then contact Cameron or Corinne to be added to the group. Continue reading

TER #032 – Richard Gerver on Effective Educational Leadership – 5 Oct 2014

Main Feature: Cameron speaks with Richard Gerver, British educator, speaker and author of “Creating Tomorrow’s Schools, Today” about his experiences leading transformative change in a British public school.

Regular Features: Off Campus with Dan Haesler, Dan discusses his insights from his recent trip to SIngapore; Education in the News, global conflict affecting schools and the issue of teaching values and ethical issues in schools; AITSL’s Teacher Feature, teachers discuss the things they’d like to change about education; Mystery Educator Competition – new clue!
Links:

00:00 – Opening Credits

01:19 – Intro: World Teachers’ Day

05:26 – Off Campus with Dan Haesler: “Postcard from Singapore”

12:50 – Education in the News

30:36 – AITSL’s Teacher Feature

34:13 – Main Feature: Interview with Richard Gerver

01:30:18 – Mystery Educator Competition

01:31:11 – Announcements

01:32:14 – Quote and Sign off