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
Main Feature: Ellen Koshland of the Australian Learning Lecture, and authors Chris Bonnor and Tom Greenwell discuss the recent report Choice and Fairness: a common framework for all Australian schools, which outlines a proposed model for funding Australkian schools that addresses the issues of equity and segregation that are identified as rivers of educational decline.
Regular Features: Kolber’s Corner, Steven Kolber invites teachers to consider their cultural backgroud and concepts of normalcy; Ideology in Education, Tom Mahoney considers the ideological foundation of the practices of standardisation in eucation.
Main Feature: Kathy Mills, Len Unsworth, and Laura Scholes, authors of the book “Literacy for Digital Futures”, discuss how the concept of literacy has evolved in the 21st century, where digital technologies are increasingly integrated into our communication and daily lives. The book explores the idea that literacy is no longer just about print-based skills, but also involves knowledge of digital platforms and technologies, including coding and gaming.
Regular Features: Kolber’s Corner, Steven Kolber presents strategies for increasing productivity with easily accessible apps; Ideology in Education, Tom Mahoney continues his reflection on the ideologies underpinning the Science of Learning movement; Education in the News, Cameron reflects on the sudden announcement of the departure of the NSW Education Secretary.
Timecodes: 00:00 Opening Credits 01:31 Intro 03:34 Kolber’s Corner 10:48 Ideology in Education 19:31 Education in the News 30:44 Feature introdcution 33:31 Interview – Literacy for Digital Futures 01:29:28 Patron Shout Outs