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 Live – Teachmeet @ National Education Summit, Melbourne

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In this TER Live special episode, we bring you a recording of the Teachmeet event held as part of the National Education Summit in Melbourne on 31 August, 2019. The Teachmeet was organised by Steven Kolber and Josh Velez.

00:00 Opening Credits
00:34 Intro
01:28 Steven Kolber – Global threats to teaching
09:58 Josh Velez – Student Voice in Inquiry
18:53 Carolyn Newall – Different platforms of Tech
25:28 Michelle Borderick – What makes good Maths GREAT
34:03 Lynne Telfer – Breaking the Blocks, Minecraft as a communication medium
46:01 Brandon Friedman – Students and sexting
59:43 James Tregonning – Reading Video Games
01:10:00 David Zyngier – What is student engagement? How do we make it happen?
01:21:02 Closing remarks

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 #085 – 1to1 Laptops in Science with Simon Crook – 5 Feb 2017

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Main Feature: Simon Crook discusses his recent PhD thesis exploring the impact of 1-1 laptop programs on teaching high school science.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler asks ‘is mindset a lie’?; Education in the News, Cameron considers issues of teacher attrition; Teachers Brains Trust, David from WA questions reports of mandatory tests for WA primary school students.

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Timecodes & Links:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – A hot start to the year!
02:52 Off Campus – Is mindset a lie?

15:47 Teacher Attrition

42:17 Teachers Brains Trust – School Exams in WA

46:27 Feature Introduction
48:17 Interview – Simon Crook

1:25:15 Announcements

1:28:42 Quote & Sign Off

TER Live #012 – TeachMeet SciTech

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TER Live presents TeachMeet Science and technology, which was held at the Australian Museum in Sydney on Tuesday, the 8th of November, 2016. This event was different to the usual TeachMeet format, in that it pitted teams of teachers against each other in competition to develop lessons that included technology in a cross-curricular learning experience. The event was organised by Kathleen O’Rourke and the Macquarie University Education Society.

Links & Timecodes

00.00 Opening Credits
21.56 Intro
05:04 Leanne Cameron – ICTENSW

13:35 Margaret Shepherd – STA NSW

23:14 TeachMeet SciTech
1:00:52 Peter Lee – BOSTES
1:06:36 Fara Pelarek – Australian Museum

1:13:59 Meredith Ebbs – UoAdelaide

1:21:38 Thanks and 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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Timecodes:

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