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
Dr Emily Stockings discusses the issues of vaping and e-cigarettes among young people in schools, including prevelance, health impacts and how students access vapes, as well as curriculum resources developed as part of Positive Choices.
The teacher shortage crisis is big news in education, with schools around Australia struggling to find qualified teachers. Fleur Johnston has extensive experience advising governments and not-for-profit organisations, including education, on workforce management and provides her unique insights into some of the issues contributing to, and trying to address, teacher workforce issues.
Kolber’s Corner – Steven Kolber talks about creating yoru own personal reconcilliation plant.
Creating an inclusive classroom environment that supports all learners is an ongoing challenge of teaching. Dr. Erin Leif and Dr. Russ Fox discuss the concept of neurodiversity, how it affects student learning, and what strategies teachers can put in place to support the needs of neurodivergent students in mainstream classrooms.
Classroom management and student engagemement are perenial topics of interest in education. In this episode, Rob Plevin discusses how he addresses this issues through his Needs Focused teaching method.
Main Feature: Karen Yager discusses teaching using concept based curriculum.
Regular Features: Kolber’s Corner – Steven reflects on why we don’t often promote teachers or teaching to the public; Ideology in Education, Tom Mahoney explores the ideooogy underpinning teacher workloads; Education in the News, Cameron discusses the recent federal budget, and the Price Waterhouse Coopers crisis as it may apply to education.
00:00 Opening Credits 01:31 Intro 04:22 Kolber’s Corner 12:19 Ideology in Education 23:09 Education in the News 42:32 Feature Introduction 45:50 Interview – Karen Yager 01:12:21 Sign Off