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

TER #104 – Makerspaces & Curriculum with Michelle Jensen – 26 Nov 2017

Main Feature: Michelle Jensen discusses Makerspaces, what they are, how to build them, and how to use them to achieve curriculum outcomes in a range of subject areas.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler discusses the importance of goals in education; Education in the News, Cameron explores the issue of standardised testing and current debate about mandatory phonics testing.

Timecodes – Links coming soon

00.00 Opening Credits
01:31 Intro – AARE17 conference
02:44 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
17:23 Goals, Values and Culture
23:17 Standardised Testing and Phonics
39:22 Feature Introduction
41:28 Interview – Michelle Jensen
1:17:10 Quote & Sign Off

TER #103 – Having hard conversations with Jennifer Abrams – 12 Nov 2017

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Features: Communications Consultant, Jennifer Abrams, talks about issues of communicating in schools and ways to approach hard conversations in the workplace. Daniel Cohen and Amy Cotton come on to discuss their new educational podcast, Rate E for Educational, that looks at teaching through the lens of popular cinema.

Time codes (links coming soon)

00.00 Opening Credits
01:31 NSW P&C call for delay of NAPLAN online
06:27 Rated E for Educational
26:51 Feature Intro
29:08 Interview – Jennifer Abrams
1:09:00 Quote & Sign Off

 

TER #102 – Holistic Education and Gifted Children with Prof Kirsi Tirri – 29 Oct 2017

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Main Feature: Prof Kirsi Tirri from the University of Helsinki discusses holistic education and its role in delivering education to support gifted learners within a comprehensive education system.

Regular features: Off Campus with Dan Haesler – Dan reflects on the experience of seeing education system directors walk out of a conference after the opening speeches; Education in the News – Cameron reviews the open letter regarding the Leading Learning 4 All resources – Western Australia walks back a significant element of its Independent Public Schools model.

Links & Timecodes

00.00 Opening Credits

01:31 Intro – AEON.net.au

03:19 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

11:57 Leadership, culture & visibility

14:52 Leading Learning 4 All

25:00 WA Independent Public Schools

36:35 Feature Introduction

38:41 Interview Prof Kirsi Tirri

1:18:54 Announcements

1:19:25 Quote & Sign Off