TER #028 – Student Wellbeing at School – 27 July 2014


Main Feature: Dr. Michael Carr-Greg talks about some of the mental health issues facing young people today, and the role that technology can play in help address those issues. Professor Ian Shochet, professor of clinical psychology at Queensland University of Technology, discusses in detail his research into school connectedness and its impact on mental health for adolescents.

Regular Features: Education in the News; Off Campus with Dan Haesler, Dan talks about what we lose when everyone wins; AITSL’s Teacher feature, Teachers talk about their reasons for joining the profession; Mystery Educator competition, a new puzzle!; Teachers’ Brains Trust, Simon Crook talks about the ‘lighter side of educational technology’ from Edutech 2014.

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TER #027 – Dr. Pasi Sahlberg – 13 July 2014


A Good school for every

Special Features: Corinne interviews Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish Education Expert, about Finland’s success, the proliferation of GERM, and Australia’s educational future. Cameron interviews Peggy Sheehy and Marianne Malmstrom about virtual worlds in education ahead of the SLANSW Gamification conference.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan questions the idea of Innovation in education; AITSL’s Teacher Feature, Teachers discuss student engagement in the classroom; Education in the News, Cameron and Corinne discuss education minister Christopher Pyne’s interventionist policies; Mystery Educator competition.

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