TER Topics – Teaching Thinking Skills

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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.

Timecodes:
00:00 Opening Credits
00:34 Intro
02:05 Critical Thinking – Steven Novella
37:03 Computational Thinking – Meredith Ebbs
53:23 Sign off

TER Topics – Computers in Education

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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.

Timecodes:

00:00 Opening Credits
00:33 Intro
01:43 Interview – Peter West
44:02 Interview – Dr Simon Crook
01:21:01 Sign Off

 

TER #096 – The Michaela School (UK) with Katharine Birbalsingh – 23 July 2017

 

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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

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Links and Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Student Voice and School Governance
18:22 Tom Gordon – STEMpunk Podcast

41:27 Feature Introduction
43:39 Dan Haesler – Off Campus

45:11 Katharine Birbalsingh – Interview
1:22:40 Comments
1:31:19 Announcements – TMWooly
1:31:50 Quote & Sign Off