Feature: Helen Georgiou and Sally Larsen discuss their independent research into standardised test results over time, and how they compare to the popular media and political narrative of constant academic decline in Australia.
Ideology in Education – Tom Mahoney considers the importance of Reflexivity in the use of data in schools.
In this episode’s main feature, Michelle Dennis shares how Hailybury school has developed a whole-school approach to AI on education, focussing on principles to balance the ethical considerations and risks alongside the opportunities provided by generative AI. Recorded at the ACEL Australia 2023 National Conference.
Education in the News – Cameron discusses the federal government’s recent “Be That Teacher” recruitment campaign.
The Australian Council for Educational Leaders is a not-for-profit organisation that actively supports the development of educational leadership capabilities. In 2023 ACEL celebrated their 50th anniversary, and the national conference had the theme Celebrating 50 years: Learning from the past, leading for the future, with a conference program that aimed to strike a balance between honouring the past by distilling key lessons learned, and focussing on the future, by examining the complexities and possibilities that lie ahead. In this extended episode you will hear from many of the keynote speakers, panellists, session presenters, special guests and more, as we dive into some of the research, ideas, hopes, and challenges facing educational leaders in Australian today.
00:00 Opening Credits 00:33 Intro 02:06 Acknowledgement of Country – Tammy Baart 03:23 Conference Showcase Introduction 04:49 50 years of Educational Leadership – Frank Crowther 22:06 NextGen – Keira Willis & George Higgins 37:02 Virtuous Leadership – Viviane Robinson 55:05 Leading for Teacher Retention – Fiona Longmuir 01:15:52 Coaching as a way of leading – Chris Munro 01:31:41 FutureSchool – Introduction 01:33:30 Emmanuel Catholic College – Paul Watson & Ernie Ayala 01:53:40 Katherine High School – Conor Fennell 02:10:06 Meaningful Meetings – Hugh Gundlach 02:23:54 Walking Together – Tammy Baart 02:42:16 AI in Education – Lauren Sayer 02:59:06 Changing the Digital Narrative – Luke Springer 03:15:56 Connect & Converse – Tania Leach 03:31:14 Conference Host – Sarah Kanowski 03:41:25 Closing Reflections – Briony Scott
Since the release of ChatGPT in late 2022, the potential for Generative AI to reshape education has been tied up with educational systems and institutions need for realistic and sustainable policy responses. In this episode, Linda Corrin of Deaking University discusses the potential impacts of AI on education, particularly in higher education, and some of the ways universities and schools systems can respond to the rapid grwoth of AI in the education sector.
Kolber’s Corner – Steven Kolber shares tips on making instructional videos for colleagues and students.
In thie feature length Kolber’s Corner, Steve Kolber interviews Tess Rendolph about her experiences and insights from the realm of special education, and discusses tech-enabled educational practices as part of Initial teacher Education, where platforms like SIMTeach offer news ways to prepare future teachers.
PhD candidate Michael Sciffer discusses his research into equity and school segregation, and the policy failures that have led to Australia having one of the most segregated education systems in the OECD.
Kolber’s Corner – Steven Kolber considers the three dimensional nature of curriculum