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This week I speak to education consultant and Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Massachusetts, Dr. Katie Novak, on the topic of Universal Design for Learning. She was in Ireland to give the keynote presentation at the 2017 Conference of AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability in Dublin. Among the topics we discuss are:

 

What is universal design for learning?

How might universal design for learning be applied in teaching English?

What is the difference between differentiated instruction and universal design for learning?

Why students need to fail in the short-term to find long term success.

What skills taught in school do we need to hold onto and what can be safely let go?

 

Katie refers to the book, The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey.

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On this week's programme I am joined by Professor Akihiko Takahashi from the College of Education at De Paul University who talks about the teaching of mathematics, about Lesson Study as a form of professional development for teachers and other matters. I spoke with Professor Takahashi after he addressed an event hosted by the UCD Japan Group. Among the items we discussed were the following:

  • Why learn mathematics?
  • How do children learn to solve problems?
  • What is lesson study?
  • Why in Japan lunch is considered to be an opportunity for teaching
  • How lesson study helps teachers to grow
  • Why collaboration is the foundation to being an effective teacher
  • Why live classroom observation is better than observing teaching on video
  • How the Japanese learn from other cultures
  • Are teachers born or made?
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On this week's programme cartoonist and retired art teacher, John Brennan, talks about making the transition from primary teaching to teaching art at post-primary level. He taught art for several years in Ard Scoil La Salle in Raheny.

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On this week's programme I speak to a retired secondary school art teacher who initially trained as a primary teacher in the early 1960's. John Brennan talks about his own education and his time as a teacher. He is a cartoonist and has created thousands of cartoons for newspapers and magazines.

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On this week's progrmame I bring you new material from three guests who previously appeared on the programme. Below I list the guests and put links to the programmes on which they featured:

Jackie Marsh

Annette Honan

Siobhán Keenan Fitzgerald on Public Speaking 1 and Public Speaking 2

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This week I bring you the second part of my interview with Professor Janette Bobis from the University of Sydney where she is Professor of Mathematics Education and Research Director for the Sydney School of Education and Social Work. The topics discussed on the programme include the following:

  • How student feedback influences her work
  • A practice based approach to teacher education
  • Her role as Director of Research
  • Using writing retreats to promote academic writing
  • Incentives for doing research
  • A specialist qualification in mathematics for primary teachers
  • Who inspires her
  • Her favourite writer on education
  • Research Excellence Framework
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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

This week I speak to Professor Janette Bobis from the University of Sydney where she is Professor of Mathematics Education and Research Director for the Sydney School of Education and Social Work. During the interview we discuss the following topics:

  • Student engagement in mathematics
  • Motivating children to be interested in mathematics
  • How she became interested in mathematics education
  • What research teaches us about how children learn mathematics
  • Her approach to educating future teachers

In the course of the interview she referred to videos about teaching that are available from the University of Washington's website. Here is a link to those videos: http://tedd.org/mathematics/  (and not the ones I initially thought: https://www.youtube.com/user/uwcoe/videos).

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On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with Dr. Marco Snoek from the Netherlands about teacher education. In this part of our discussion we talk about 

  • Boundary crossing between school and university.
  • Boundary crossing between principal and teachers within a school
  • Competence-based teacher education
  • The three goals of qualification, socialisation and subjectification in education as articulated by Gert Biesta: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/gert-biesta and http://www.gertbiesta.com/.
  • Practice in teacher education – referring to the work of Pam Grossman
  • Teacher supply and the status of teaching
  • What inspires him

I also bring you a clip from my recent interview with Professor Pam Grossman, which I could not fit into that programme. Finally, I bring you a clip from David Berliner where he talks about self esteem and education. Again, I was unable to fit this into interview 1 or interview 2 with David Berliner that were broadcast in 2016.

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On this week's programme I speak to Dr. Marco Snoek from Hogeschool van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Dr. Snoek is an expert on Teacher Education and in the course of our interview the following matters are discussed:

 

  • His studies in physics and how they influence his work as a teacher educator
  • The association of Dutch Teacher Educators. http://www.lerarenopleider.nl/velon/
  • The abrupt change from being a student teacher to being a teacher with full responsibilities
  • The isolation of teachers
  • Problems with the structure of teaching as a career and the place of professional development.
  • School culture and the role of leadership (not just the principal) within the school
  • How research and practice can interact in the teaching profession.
  • What he would change in his current institution.
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On this week's programme I speak to Dr. Eric Clinton from DCU Business School. In the course of the interview we discuss the following topics:

  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Module design
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Lessons learned from earning a black belt in Taekwondo and coaching the art
  • The privilege of education

During our conversation Eric recommended the book Blue Ocean Strategy.

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