TER #046 – Project Based Learning with David Price, OBE – 03 May 2015

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Main Feature: Cameron and Corinne catch up with David Price, OBE, to discuss Project Based Learning, and the potential impact it can have on student learning, schools and communities.

Regular Features: Education in the news, Cameron and Corinne discuss NAPLAN marking and industrial issues; Spotlight on Special Education, Tim Connell discusses Universal Design for Learning. Continue reading

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 #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.

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TER #030 – Sugata Mitra and Self Organised Learning Environments – 07 September 2014

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Main Feature: Sugata Mitra speaks with Corinne about Self Organised Learning Environments, and Stephanie Smith, a school teacher in NSW, discusses her experiences with SOLEs in a school setting.

Regular Features: Dan Haesler asks ‘What’s in it for Google?’ in Off Campus; Cameron and Corinne discuss Tertiary Education funding and School Chaplains in Education in the News; Teachers talk about the importance of professional relationships in Education in the News; Mystery Educator competition. new puzzle!

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Episode #009 – 03 Nov 2013 – Inside TeachMeet at the Wharf

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In this super-sized special episode, we take a closer look at Teachmeets, a free-to-all form of collaborative professional development for teachers. Cameron reports from Teachmeet English at the Wharf on November 1st, with interviews and presentations from the night.

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Episode #008 – 20 October 2013 – Gamification

In Ep. 008 we take an introductory look at the idea of Gamification in education. Cameron interviews author, international speaker and founder of Gamification.co, Gabe Zichermann, about the value of games and game elements in education.

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Episode #007 – 06 October 2013 – Engagement

In Ep. 07 we discuss the issue of engagement in education. What are the benefits to student learning, and what are some of the ways teachers can better engage students in their classes. We talk with educational consultant and writer Dan Haesler about the importance of engagement in the classroom. We also interview John Goh, principal of Merrylands East Public School about some of the whole-school approaches to engagement at his school.

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