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Christmas Special: It’s been three-and-a-half years since TER podcast started, so for this episode, we’ve remastered our first ever episode to fix a couple of minor audio issues and get back to where it all began. In our first episode we talk about Gonski school funding, and the policy implications of PISA results. More than three years later, and these are still the issues we’re talking about today!
Original Episode Text:
Welcome to the first episode of the Teachers’ Education Review podcast! Please leave your comments and feedback below, or you can email us at TERPodcast@gmail.com.
Thanks for listening!
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