TER #114 – Student Social and Emotional Behaviours with Rebecca Collie – 10 June 2018

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Main feature: Dr. Rebecca Collie discusses research into social and emotional behaviour profiles of students, and the relationship to academic achievement.

Regular features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler talks about having difficult conversations in the workplace; Education in the News, Cameron reviews comments by Simon Birmingham about using funding to force states to adopt the year 1 phonics check, and a recent paper that challenges understandings of ‘the marshmallow test.’

Links and shownotes coming soon.

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:

Timecodes:

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 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 #106 – Stoic Philosophy & Education with Massimo Pigliucci – 21 Jan 2018

Main features: Philosophy Professor Massimo Pigliucci discusses the philosophy of stoicism, and it’s application in teaching practice; Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education comes on to talk about the Fizzics Education podcast.

Regular features: Education in the News: Pasi Sahlberg criticises NAPLAN; How to discuss disparity in school resources.

00.00 Opening Credits

01:31 Intro

03:16 Ben Newsome – Fizzics Ed Podcast

11:19 Pasi Sahlberg on NAPLAN

17:39 Discussing disparity of school resources

21:28 Feature Introduction

24:02 Interview – Massimo Piglucci

1:19:05 Quote & Sign Off