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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

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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On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with Dr. Pip Bruce Ferguson. Pip works at the Teaching Enhancement Unit at Dublin City University. This part of our conversation covered the following topics:

  • Changing the research culture of a higher education institution
  • Action research
  • The network of educational action research Ireland.
  • What counts as research?

During our conversation Pip referred to the following websites:

http://tekotahitanga.tki.org.nz/About

http://www.eari.ie/

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On this week's programme I speak with Dr. Pip Bruce Ferguson who works in Dublin City University's Teaching Enhancement Unit. In a wide-ranging discussion we cover the following topics:

  • Why she found primary teaching difficult
  • Self development through her career
  • The influence of Paolo Freire on her thinking
  • Applying Freire to education
  • How she got involved in staff development at university level
  • How the process of staff development works
  • The flipped classroom

I'll bring you the second part of my interview with Pip on next week's programme.

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On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with Dr. Gerry Jeffers, author of Transition Year in Action, which was published by The Liffey Press. In the interview he discusses several topics including how he would redesign transition year if he could based on his vast experience as a teacher, guidance counsellor, deputy principal, teacher educator, lecturer and educational researcher.

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