TER #034 – Australian Curriculum Review – 02 Nov 14

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Main Feature: Cameron speaks with three Australian academics about the final report on the review of he Australian Curriculum. Dr. Nicole Mockler from the University of Newcastle talks about the broader issues of curriculum, Dr. David Zyngier from Monash University talks about the review process and the political and cultural issues raised in the report, and Dr. Michael Anderson from the University of Sydney talks about The Arts in the Australian Curriculum.

Regular Features: NEW FEATURE! Listener feedback returns with teachers sharing their insights on last episodes main feature; Dan Haesler proposes four key questions to ask of teachers in ‘Off Campus’; Teachers talk about the teachers who impacted on their own lives in AITSL’s Teacher Feature; Cameron reflects on issues of Equity and Access to education in Education in the News.

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Episode #006 – 22 September 2013 – NAPLAN

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.

Notes and time-code coming soon!