Main Features: Professor Manu Kapur discusses his research into Productive Failure and its impact on student learning; Teacher Takeaway Podcast, Cameron speaks with the teachers behind the Teacher Takeaway Podcast about their podcasting journey.
Regular Features: Kolber’s Corner, Steven Kolber questions the nature of innovation in education; Ideology in in Education, Tom Mahoney explores the ideology underpinning Blended Learning.
Main Feature: Josephene Duffy, CEO of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, talks about the kitchen garden program in schools; the goals, methods, amd intended outcomes.
Regular Features: Kolber’s Corner – Steven Kolber discusses the challenges facing teachers who use social media; Ideology in Education – Tom Mahoney concludes the series with a consideration of what Ideology is, and how it affects teachers and teaching more broadly.
This TER Topics episode brings together feature interviews from episodes #35 and #51 of the TER Podcast.
The first interview is with Dr Steven Novella from November of 2014, discussing what critical thinking is, how to teach it, and the potential benefits to individuals and societies that value critical thinking. The second interview is with Meredith Ebbs from July of 2015 in which she talks about computational thinking and provides some insight into how it works as a teaching practice, as well as discussing issues of girls in STEM.
This episode brings together feature interviews from episodes #58 and #85 of the TER Podcast.
The first interview is with Peter West, from TER #58 in November of 2015 discussing a whole school approach to Blended Learning, and the second is with Dr Simon Crook, from TER #85 in February of 2017, in which he discusses his PhD research into the impact of 1 to 1 laptop programs on teaching high school science.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:43 Interview – Peter West
44:02 Interview – Dr Simon Crook
01:21:01 Sign Off
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