In this episode we explore the proposed review of the Australian Curriculum, including the concerns raised about the review & the men appointed to lead it, the nature of the development of existing curriculum, and some of the concerns educators have with the curriculum. We interview Robyn Ewing from USYD, ACARA CEO Robert Randall & APPA Executive Stephen Breen. Also introducing a new segment with advice for teachers, and regular feature, ‘Off Campus’ with Dan Haesler. Continue reading →
Episode 6 contains part 2 of our interview with Dr. Greg Thompson of Murdoch University, and Dr. Nicole Mockler or Newcastle University, in which we talk about the issues associated with Australia’s NAPLAN testing regime. Dr. Thompson, who tweets under the handle @effectsofNAPLAN, has devoted significant time and attention to the impacts of NAPLAN on teachers and school communities, and shares with us some of his insights into the positive and negative effects of NAPLAN in the 5 years since it was introduced.