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On this week's programme I bring you interview sections from previous guests which did not fit into the space available in the original programmes. First we hear Stanford University Professor of Education, Hilda Borko who talks about how she does her research. Then Dr. Katie Novak discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in applying Universal Design for Learning principles. Finally, Professor Akihiko Takahashi from De Paul University presents a Japanese perspective on mathematics teaching and on education more generally.

The programmes they orginally featured on are here:

Hilda Borko

Katie Novak

Akihiko Takahashi

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On this week's programme I bring you an interview I conducted with Stanford University Graduate School of Education Professor, Hilda Borko. Among the topics we discuss are the following:

  • Summer schools for children in the United States
  • Professional Development for science teachers
  • Argumentation in science lessons
  • How she uses video in professional development
  • Work she is most proud of in education to date
  • Key ingredients of professional development for teachers
  • How she chose a career in education
  • How she started a school when she was a graduate student
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On this week's programme I speak to Professor Kathy Short from the University of Arizona College of Education. She was in Ireland to address the Symposium on Inquiry Based Learning organised by the Marino Institute of Education to mark the launch of a new masters degree in inquiry-based learning being offered in the Marino Institute of Education. 

Among the topics discussed on the programme are:

  • Inquiry as a stance in education
  • How teachers can nurture inquiry among children
  • The inquiry cycle (Connection, invitations, tensions, investigation, representations, new questions)
  • Applying the inquiry cycle with pre-service teachers
  • Inquiry-based learning in classrooms
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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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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 my guest is Professor Pam Grossman who is Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. The opportunity came about to interview Professor Grossman when she gave a keynote address to the annual conference of the Association for Teacher Education of Europe.

Professor Grossman was previously a guest on the programme in May 2011. You can listen back to that programme here.

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On this week's programme the distinguished Educational Psychologist, Professor David C Berliner, who is Regents Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, shares more of his ideas and reflections about education. Among the topics he discusses this week are assessment literacy, the instructional sensitivity of tests, why he would hesitate in using international comparative tests to shape education policy, and the attractiveness of teaching as a career.

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On this week's programme my guest is David C. Berliner who is Regents' Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University. Among the topics we discussed were co-authoring Educational Psychology with Nathaniel Gage, how he stumbled into the field of educational psychology, his views on what psychology contributes to the education of a teacher, how he thinks teacher education could be improve, his thoughts on the effective removal of educational psychology from teacher education programmes in the United States, his interest in the psychology of classroom practice, the messiness of classroom practice, his thoughts on motivation and feedback to children, and making research accessible to teachers.

He talks about a concept he developed called “academic learning time” – one of the possibly “one of the most important concepts ever created in educational psychology.” It is a classroom method to predict kids’ outcomes.

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