TER #094 – Inquiry Learning & Gifted Students with Jim Watters – 25 June 2017



Main Feature: Jim Watters from QUT outlines the use of Inquiry Learning to engage and extend gifted students, while also offering differentiated learning for mixed ability classes; Jennifer Jolly, chair of the upcoming World Conference on Gifted and Talented Education.

Regular Features: Education in the News, Bronwyn Hinz from the Mitchell Institute discusses their recent report on the costs of missed educational opportunities in Australia.


00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Schools Funding
06:20 Bronwyn Hinz – Mitchell Institute Reporet
20:34 Feature introduction
22:38 Interview – Jim Watters
1:04:05 Interview – Jennifer Jolly
1:14:36 Quote & Sign Off

TER #093 – Growth Mindset with Carol Dweck – 11 June 2017



Main Feature: In this episode, Dan Haesler interviews Carol Dweck, the researcher behind the concept of Growth Mindset, and asks about the uses, abuses and misunderstandings of mindset in schools.

Regular Features: Education in the news – Careers Australia College collapses; School hours and parent’s commutes

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00.00 Opening Credits

01:19 Intro – Gonski funding update

03:04 Careers Australia college collapses

09:03 School hours and parent’s work

16:27 Feature Introduction

19:10 Interview – Carol Dweck

53:26 Announcements Future Episodes

56:04 Quote & Sign Off

TER #087 – The Teaching & Learning Toolkit with Tanya Vaughan and Janet Clinton – 5 March 2017

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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.

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00.00 Opening Credits

01:19 Intro – Gonski Campaign Bus

06:18 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

16:58 Students and Minimum Wages

23:21 Excluding students for school reputation

34:55 Feature Introduction

37:34 Feature Interview – Dr Tanya Vaughan and Prof. Janet Clinton

1:08:43 Discussion

1:20:11 Quote & Sign Off

TER #078 – The Stronger Smarter Approach with John Bray – 02 Oct 2016

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:18 Intro – Labor Day
03:50 School Funding in the News
18:57 Off Campus with Dan Haesler
30:22 Feature Introduction
32:36 Interview – John Bray

1:06:06 Announcements
1:07:40 Quote & Sign Off

TER #075 – Are edu-businesses helping or harming education? – 07 August 2016


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Main feature: Corinne interviews Dr Anna Hogan about the increasing role of Edu-businesses in Education in Australia and around the world, and explores the question of whether for-profit businesses can fulfil the needs of education as a public good.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler discusses issues of teachers on social media disclosing their involvement in promoting corporate interests; Cameron and Corinne discuss the reporting and rhetoric around the 2016 NAPLAn results.

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Gonski & the Senate
05:08 NAPLAN in the news

31:17 Off Campus – Disclosure
39:38 Discussion – Teacher Endorsements on Social Media
52:30 Feature Introduction
55:00 Interview – Dr Anna Hogan

1:23:28 Discussion – Business & the Public Good
1:35:33 Quote & Sign off

TER #073 – Inside ‘Education Nation’ – 10 July 2016

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Main Feature: On June 7 & 8, the first Education Nation conference was held at Luna Park in Sydney. Corinne and Donelle attended and interviewed a number of presenters.

Regular Features: Education in the News, Cameron & Corinne discuss the election results and the implications for education funding, as well as the ongoing situation with schools in Aurukun.

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Corrections from ep 72
06:27 Election Result & Gonski Funding
13:35 Noel Pearson’s Direct Instruction Program
27:09 Feature Intro
28:33 Education Nation Conference
46:18 Cameron Patterson
49:11 Jacues du Toit
51:32 Lila Mularczyk
58:42 Jon Andrews
1:05:03 Brendan Mitchell
1:18:46 Simon Breakspear
1:21:46 Philip Cooke
1:23:34 Final Thoughts on Education Nation
1:24:36 Announcements
1:25:31 Quote & Sign Off

TER #071 – Poverty & Education with Linda Tirado – 29 May 2016

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Anti-Poverty Campaigner Linda Tirado talks about the challenges facing low-income earners and the impact of education policy on disadvantaged communities. Cameorn and Corinne discuss Direct Instruction in relation to recent events in far-north Queensland, and discuss the recent ResearchEd conference in Melbourne.

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro
06:09 Direct Instruction in the Indigenous Communities
33:01 ResearchED Melbourne
48:07 Feature Introduction
50:32 Interview – Linda Tirado
1:23:08 Announcements
1:25:43 Quote and Sign Off