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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 my guest is Professor Leigh Graves Wolf who is the assistant director of the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology at Michigan State University. She was in Ireland to deliver a keynote address at the 2016 annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) in February last.

Among the sites mentioned on the programme are
make.msu.edu and edutech.msu.edu.



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On this week's programme I speak to Dr. Conor Galvin from the School of Education in University College Dublin. I met him at the annual Computers in Education Society of Ireland, CESI conference 2016, when he spoke about his presentation and about the role of technology in education more generally.

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On this week's programme I speak to Maynooth University Emeritus Professor John Coolahan about the inaugural Arts in Education Portal National Day. The portal was one of the outcomes of the Arts in Education Charter. Professor Coolahan chairs the Charter implementation group.

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On this second part of my interview with Stanford University's Professor Emeritus, Lee Shulman, Professor Shulman reflects on the idea of pedagogical content knowledge which was an idea he introduced to the world of education in 1985. Our discussion took place 30 years later at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

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On this week's programme I speak to Derek Breen, author of Scratch for Kids and an ambassador for Code Week. He was a keynote speaker at the 2016 conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland. He spoke a lot about the computer programming language Scratch and mentioned Trinity's Bridge 21 initiative.


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On this week's programme Ciara Brennan, a teacher in St. Peter's Primary School in Bray and a part-time lecturer in Marino Institute of Education, talks about her use of technology for assessment in her class and to motivate her pupils. She presented a workshop with Mary Jo Bell at the 2016 annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland.

Among the websites mentioned by Ciara were the following:
Kahoot (for students)
Kahoot (for teachers)
Socrative
Padlet
Animoto
Bett

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On this week's programme I bring you an interview with Professor Mark Brown from Dublin City University's National Institute of Digital Learning. I spoke to Mark Brown because he was a keynote speaker at the 2016 annual conference of the Computer Education Society of Ireland, which was held in Dublin City University on 27th February 2016. The programme also features brief extracts from my interviews with Derek Breen and Ciara Brennan; my full interviews with them will be featured on upcoming programmes.

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On this week's programme my guest is Dr. Todd Whitaker. Todd Whitaker is an expert on staff motivation, teacher leadership and principal effectiveness. He has authored more than 30 books including the bestseller What Great Teachers Do Differently. He was a keynote speaker at the 2016 annual conference of the Irish Primary Principals' Network.

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