Podcasts

Global Education Episode 12: Dr Sue Thomson discusses PISA 2015
Global Education Episode 12: Dr Sue Thomson discusses PISA 2015

The report, PISA 2015: A first look at Australia’s results, doesn’t make for pleasant reading. In today’s podcast, Dr Sue Thomson from ACER joins Teacher to discuss the results.

Global Education Episode 11: Dr Sue Thomson discusses TIMSS 2015
Global Education Episode 11: Dr Sue Thomson discusses TIMSS 2015

Conducted every four years, TIMSS compares the achievements of Years 4 and 8 students in mathematics and science. Teacher sat down with Dr Sue Thomson from ACER to discuss the Australian results.

The Research Files Episode 24: Innovative Learning Environments
The Research Files Episode 24: Innovative Learning Environments

Are you making the most of your learning space? In this month’s Research Files, we find out about the Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) project.

Global Education Episode 10: Research Schools in the UK
Global Education Episode 10: Research Schools in the UK

In this episode of our Global Education podcast series, we speak to Education Endowment Foundation Senior Research Dr Jonathan Sharples about the UK’s Research Schools Network.

School Improvement Episode 8: Professional autonomy with Brian Caldwell
School Improvement Episode 8: Professional autonomy with Brian Caldwell

Teacher sat down with Professor Brian Caldwell to discuss his new book The Autonomy Premium, which explores the link between student achievement and autonomy in school management.

The Research Files Episode 23: Bias in grading
The Research Files Episode 23: Bias in grading

Are teachers ever influenced by bias when it comes to grading student work? This is the focus of a new report from researchers at the University of New England. Professor John Malouff joins Teacher to discuss the findings.

Teaching Methods: Engineering Part 2 with Lyn English
Teaching Methods: Engineering Part 2 with Lyn English

Professor Lyn English chats to Teacher editor Jo Earp about the Engineering Design Process learning framework, the steps involved in the process, and the role of the teacher in scaffolding learning.

The Research Files Episode 22: Positive relationships and classroom behaviour
The Research Files Episode 22: Positive relationships and classroom behaviour

A new study has found that positive teacher-student relationships at age 10 can significantly reduce problem classroom behaviours, and the effects last for up to four years. Teacher talks to lead author Dr Ingrid Obsuth.

Teaching Methods: Engineering Part 1 with Lyn English
Teaching Methods: Engineering Part 1 with Lyn English

Teacher magazine talks to Professor in STEM Education Lyn English about the importance of Engineering in the primary years and resources to support teachers in the classroom.

Action Research Episode 2: Four teachers, 120 learners
Action Research Episode 2: Four teachers, 120 learners

Three years ago, Nikki Urlich and her colleagues redesigned the teaching and learning of maths at their New Zealand school. The ‘Modern Maths’ program brings together 120 learners and a team of four teachers in an innovative learning environment.