Main Feature: Lesley Henderson from Flinders University discusses the use of Design Thinking as an approach to Teacher Professional learning.
Regular Features: Dan Haesler discusses teacher workload in Off Campus; Cameron discusses news stories about NAPLAN robot marking and recently released PIRLS results, as well as the future of the TER Podcast.
00.00 Opening Credits
01:59 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
Main Feature: In a special edition of Off Campus, Dan Haesler speaks with Katharine Birbalsingh, the Principal/Head Teacher of the controversial Michaela Community School in the UK.
Regular Features: Education in the News, Cameron reviews a story about mandatory student participation in Victorian school councils. Tom Gordon talks about his work as a science communicator for the University of Sydney, and his podcast, STEMpunk
This is the 4th Anniversary of the teachers’ Education Review Podcast! To celebrate, we present 2 feature interviews. Dan Haesler presents a special feature edition of Off Campus, with UK educator & author Phil Beadle, talking about education on TV and other issues; Cameron interviews David Rutkowski from the Centre for Educational Management in Oslo about his recent publication, ‘The Global Education Race: Taking the measure of PISA and international testing”.
Links & Timecodes:
00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – 4 years of TER Podcast
05:43 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
Main Features: Tony Loughland discusses the role of coaching in Teacher Professional Learning, and proposes the idea that TPL and coaching could be considered part of a school’s ‘middle management’.
Cameron talks to Pete Whiting and John Catterson about their education podcast Teachers Talking Teaching.
Regular features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler talks about the importance of Mastery in student engagement and wellbeing; Education in the News, Cameron discusses the news that all states and territories have now withdrawn from online NAPLAN trials in 2017.
Main Feature: Michael Anderson talks about the ‘Four Cs’ of Education and how they can be used to transform schools, and return focus to learning as the centre of curriculum.
Regular Features: Cameron reviews recent news stories about the Qld. govt. withdrawing from the online NAPLAN trial, and the NSW Govt. rejection of their independent review of Special Religious Education.
Main feature: Charlotte Pezaro discusses the implications and nuances of ‘Evidence Based Practice’, particularly as it applies to teaching.
Regular Features: Off Campus-Dan Haesler explores a model for managing change in schools; Listener Contribution-Tom from Victoria shares his experience of taking students to see Hidden Figures; Education in the News-Cameron discusses school catchment zones being used to boost property prices.
Main Feature: Dr Tanya Vaughan and Professor Janet Clinton talk discuss the Teaching and learning Toolkit, which provides summaries of education research to identify the impact and cost of various teaching and school management strategies.
Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler questions online discussions about research in education; Education in the News, What impact do minimum wage shave on student learning? and Cameron discusses recent reports of schools that exclude students from exams in order to maintain higher results.