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 #108 – ACARA’s Literacy & Numeracy Progressions with Hilary Dixon – 18 Feb 2018

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Main Features: ACARA’s Acting Director, Curriculum, discusses the new literacy and numeracy progressions, their relationship to curriculum, and intended applications in teaching and assessment practices; Annabel Astbury outlines the ABC’s new education initiative.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler discusses the issue of schools that treat students as a liability; Education in the news, Cameron looks at the recent announcement of a national review into teacher registration, and state and parent pushback against NAPLAN.

Timecodes (links coming soon):

00.000 Opening Credits
01:31.214 Intro
01:55.324 Off Campus – Dan Haesler
12:48.141 Education in the News
20:44.068 ABC Education – Annabel Astbury
28:50.180 Feature Introduction
30:52.440 Interview – Hilary Dixon
59:28.218 Announcements
1:01:52.482 Quote & Sign Off

TER #107 – Implementing Educational Research with Tanya Vaughan – 04 Feb 2018

Main Feature: Dr Tanya Vaughan discusses implementation science, and outlines a framework for teachers to implement educational research as part of their teaching practice.

Regular Features: Off Campus – Dan Haesler explores the link between rising perfectionism and mental and emotional well being; Education in the news – Cameron considers the role of the media in promoting the increased commodification of education.

Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:31 Intro – NAPLAN robot-marking halted

02:21 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

15:11 Commodification of education

30:48 Feature introduction
32:45 Interview – Dr Tanya Vaughan

59:05 Quote & 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 Topics – Project Based Learning

This episode brings together feature interviews from episodes #024 and #046 of the TER Podcast.

First, Laura McBain discusses the whole-school approach to PBL taken at High Tech high in California, then David Price, OBE,  discusses his experiences leading PBL initiatives in different school contexts.

Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits
00.33 Intro
01:42 Interview – Laura McBain
37:28 Interview – David Price
1:14:34 Sign Off

TER’s Top 5 in 2017!

 

As 2017 draws to a close, here are the top 5 TER podcast episodes of the past year, judged by number of downloads between January 1st and December 31st, 2017!

In 2017 TER episodes have been played or downloaded 66,494 times.

That’s a total of 169,985 plays/downloads over our 4 and a half years of podcasting!

Thank you to everyone who has listened to and shared our episodes throughout the year, and especially our subscribers who keep coming back each fortnight.

While our main (and intended) audience remains in Australia, we’ve found listeners in over 50 countries [that’s the most will let us see]. The USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand fill out the list of the top 5 countries of TER podcast listeners.

While this list starts with number 5, which was played 1,986 times, the 10th most played episode had 1,843 plays, and the 15th episode had 1,735 – and No 15 was only released in November!

Now, on to the top 5 most played episodes in 2017… Continue reading

TER Topics – Literacy & Phonics

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This episode brings together feature interviews from episodes #068 and #086 of the TER Podcast.

First, Stewart Riddle talks about literacy in the classroom, then Misty Adoniou discusses phonics and literacy, and issues with the proposed mandatory year 1 phonics assessment.

Timecode:

00.00 Opening Credits
00:33 Intro
01:32 Interview – Stewart Riddle
37:26 Interview – Misty Adoniou
1:05:16 Sign Off