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Overview: In this, the first episode of the Teacher’s Education Review, Cameron and Corinne discuss PISA Data as presented by OECD Education Advisor Dr. Andreas Schleicher, and take a look at the ever-controversial issue of homework.
00:00 – Opening
00:21 – Welcome and Introduction
01:52 – Month In Review
- School Funding Reform (formerly “Gonski”)
- Grattan Institute release report “Myth of markets in school education”
- New Federal Education Minister, Bill Shorten
04:58 – Transitions and sound effects
05:22 – Topic 1: PISA data presented by Dr. Andreas Schleicher at Sydney University on 5 July
06:50 – The issue of funding equity in PISA data
09:50 – Teacher Training vs. Class Sizes
12:00 – Issues with reporting in the media
15:30 – Results between public and private schools / Stratification of School Systems
18:15 – Topic 2: Homework
22:00 – Homework in high school
23:33 – Homework in primary school
26:50 – Homework & Equity
31:50 – Homework: the way forward
34:04 – End of Episode 1
- “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandella
35:40 – Sign Off & Closing/Disclaimer