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TER #112 – Perspectives on Gonski 2 – 13 May 2018

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With the release of the “Gonski 2.0” report, there have been many conversations about just what is the ideal vision for the future of Australian education. But in considering the many recommendations included in the report, what would it even mean to implement them? And is there broad agreement that they do actually represent the best vision for the future of education in Australia?

For this special episode, we bring together 4 different perspectives on the report and its findings, including:

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00:00 Opening Credits
01:31 Intro
05:19 What are the positives to come out of this report?
05:33 Bronwyn Hinz
10:49 Nicole Mockler
13:55 Michael Anderson
18:38 Glenn Savage
19:57 Causes for concern?
20:02 Glenn Savage
31:51 Bronwyn Hinz
33:40 Michael Anderson
35:44 Nicole Mockler
41:19 Implications for schools
41:30 Nicole Mockler
43:01 Bronwyn Hinz
45:42 Glenn Savage
49:46 Michael Anderson
55:39 Final Thoughts

TER Topics – Leadership in Education

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This TER Topics episode brings together feature interviews from episodes #052 and #088 of the TER Podcast.

The first interview is with Leoni Degenhardt, first released in TER #52 in July of 2015, in which Dr. Degenhardt discusses issues around school leadership and ways to ensure future school leaders are better able to meet demands of the role

The second is with Richard Niesche, from TER #88 in March of 2017. Dr Niesche discusses some of the problematic ideas associated with Educational Leadership that keep coming back to life, and explores a critical response to the question of what leadership actually is.

Timecodes:

00:00 Opening Credits
00:33 Intro
02:36 Dr Leoni Degenhardt
43:44 Dr Richard Niesche
01:17:00 Sign out

TER #110 – A conversation with Sir Ken Robinson – 1 April 2018

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Main Feature: In a special edition of Off Campus, Dan Haesler chats with Sir Ken Robinson about emerging education policies and priorities since his famous 2006 TED talk.

Timecodes:

00:00 Opening Credits
00:33 Intro
02:21 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
03:31 Interview – Sir Ken Robinson
30:12 Announcements
31:03 Sign Off

TER Topics – Talking about PISA

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This TER Topics episode brings together feature interviews from episodes #060 and #95 of the TER Podcast.

First, Simon Breakspear talks about the ways that PISA influence school curriculum and education policy in different countries, then David Rutkowski breaks down some of the issues and misconceptions about how PISA is calculated, to help people have more informed conversations about the test, its results, and their application in schools.

Timecodes:

00:00 Opening Credits
00:33 Intro
02:09 Interview – Simon Breakspear
55:05 Interview – David Rutkowski
01:38:40 Sign Off

TER #109 – How large-scale tests affect school management with Marten Koomen – 04 March 2018

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Main Feature: Marten Koomen discusses his research into the process by which large-scale tests like PISA and NAPLAN affect school management and curriculum.

Timecodes (links coming soon):

00.00 Opening Credits
01:31 Intro
03:32 Interview – Marten Koomen

1:02:13 Close & Sign Off

TER #108 – ACARA’s Literacy & Numeracy Progressions with Hilary Dixon – 18 Feb 2018

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Main Features: ACARA’s Acting Director, Curriculum, discusses the new literacy and numeracy progressions, their relationship to curriculum, and intended applications in teaching and assessment practices; Annabel Astbury outlines the ABC’s new education initiative.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler discusses the issue of schools that treat students as a liability; Education in the news, Cameron looks at the recent announcement of a national review into teacher registration, and state and parent pushback against NAPLAN.

Timecodes (links coming soon):

00.000 Opening Credits
01:31.214 Intro
01:55.324 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
12:48.141 Education in the News
20:44.068 ABC Education – Annabel Astbury
28:50.180 Feature Introduction
30:52.440 Interview – Hilary Dixon
59:28.218 Announcements
1:01:52.482 Quote & Sign Off