Meet The Education Researcher

Sinopse

Interviews with researchers in - and around - the Faculty of Education, Monash University.

Episódios

  • The history of EdTech and the automation of education (Audrey Watters)

    The history of EdTech and the automation of education (Audrey Watters)

    14/09/2020 Duração: 40min

    Audrey Watters is a legendary critical voice in the world of education and technology. In this episode we talk about Audrey’s new book – ‘Teaching Machines’ - a history of the automation of education coming out with MIT Press in early 2021. We also talk about Audrey’s work as an independent scholar and writer, and dealing with the online misogyny provoked by being a female critical voice.

  • Engineering Education in K-12 schools (Tamara Moore)

    Engineering Education in K-12 schools (Tamara Moore)

    23/08/2020 Duração: 16min

    Prof. Tamara Moore (Purdue University) discusses her career in the area of Engineering Education – especially her work in developing ‘Engineering thinking’ in K-12 classrooms. We talk about the importance of context in getting children interested in science and maths, why we need to move beyond talk of a ‘STEM pipeline’, and why we all need to appreciate the role that engineers play in shaping everyday life.

  • Privatization and public schooling (Anna Hogan)

    Privatization and public schooling (Anna Hogan)

    03/08/2020 Duração: 18min

    Schools are now increasingly shaped by market forces and commercial interests. Listen to Dr. Anna Hogan (UQ) talk about the fast-changing privatization of public schooling. We discuss the diverse ways that private actors are now involved in schools, the difficulties of researching commercial activities in education, and how big corporations have quickly moved to redefine COVID-era schooling.

  • Working from home, learning at home, and pandemic play (John Potter)

    Working from home, learning at home, and pandemic play (John Potter)

    06/07/2020 Duração: 17min

    The coronavirus has pushed families, schools and researchers into new ways of doing things. Listen to John Potter (UCL) talk about how the COVID lockdowns are prompting new questions about children’s play, and the experience of remote schooling. We also talk about the future of academic travel, and new UCL research into academics’ experiences of moving to online teaching and home-working.

  • Digital education after COVID-19 (Felicitas Macgilchrist  Ben Williamson)

    Digital education after COVID-19 (Felicitas Macgilchrist & Ben Williamson)

    28/06/2020 Duração: 38min

    EdTech has been a key aspect of remote schooling during the COVID-19 lockdowns. How have schools and families been making use of digital technologies so far, and what might the longer term consequences be for education? Listen to highlights from an online seminar (24/06/20) with Felicitas Macgilchrist (Germany), Ben Williamson (UK) & Neil Selwyn (Australia)

  • Out-of-school learning  media literacies (Ola Erstad)

    Out-of-school learning & media literacies (Ola Erstad)

    02/06/2020 Duração: 18min

    Ola Erstad (University of Olso) is a leading researcher in the area of media education. We talk about how young people learn outside of schools, the ‘media literacies’ approach, and Ola’s emerging interest in pre-school children and digital technology.

  • Thinking differently about e-learning and online teaching (Jeremy Knox)

    Thinking differently about e-learning and online teaching (Jeremy Knox)

    06/05/2020 Duração: 14min

    Jeremy Knox is part of Edinburgh University's innovative 'Digital Education' research team. In this conversation, we cover Jeremy’s research into MOOCS, what makes for successful online teaching, as well as his interest in ‘post human’ perspectives on technology and education.

  • Young people’s experiences of mental health (Christine Grove)

    Young people’s experiences of mental health (Christine Grove)

    14/04/2020 Duração: 14min

    Mental health is a priority issue across every level of education – with rising levels of depression, anxiety and stress amongst all age groups. Listen to Dr. Christine Grove (Monash University) talk about her varied research focusing on young people, schools and mental health. We talk about the importance of participatory research approaches, as well Christine’s innovative work with therapy dogs and Chat Bots.

  • Post-Digital education (Sian Bayne)

    Post-Digital education (Sian Bayne)

    20/02/2020 Duração: 17min

    Prof. Sian Bayne (University of Edinburgh) is one of the leading critical voices in the area of online teaching and higher education. We talk about why we are living in post-digital times, the benefits of post-humanist approaches, Edinburgh’s ‘Manifesto For Teaching Online … and the post-Brexit prospects for UK higher education.

  • The micropolitics of educational work (Geert Kelchtermans)

    The micropolitics of educational work (Geert Kelchtermans)

    27/01/2020 Duração: 15min

    Let's think about schools in terms of power and interests! Geert Kelchtermans (KU Leuven) discusses the working lives of teachers and principals - and how individual experiences are shaped by organisational contexts. We talk about school micropolitics, the ‘structural vulnerability’ of teaching, and the benefits of paying close attention to teachers’ narrative biographies.

  • Power, space  politics in education: from urban change to AI (Kalervo Gulson)

    Power, space & politics in education: from urban change to AI (Kalervo Gulson)

    25/11/2019 Duração: 15min

    Kalervo Gulson (University of Sydney) talks about his work in the area of educational policy. We talk about Kal’s early work on urban change and education, the relationality of race and his emerging interest in Artificial Intelligence.

  • Participatory Design approaches (Bronwyn Cumbo)

    Participatory Design approaches (Bronwyn Cumbo)

    05/11/2019 Duração: 15min

    What is 'Participatory Design' and how can we use it in education research? Bronwyn Cumbo (Monash University) talks about the benefits of participatory design as a research approach. We cover everything from practical tips and key readings, through to the radical origins of the Scandinavian PD tradition.

  • Digital distraction in the classroom (Jesper Aagaard)

    Digital distraction in the classroom (Jesper Aagaard)

    21/10/2019 Duração: 17min

    “Not all rabbit-holes are good places to be” Jesper Aagaard (Aarhus University) talks about his research on the impact of digital devices in school classrooms. We talk about the concept of ‘digital distraction’ and why it might be more useful to talk about our rising levels of technology use in terms of ‘habits’ rather than addiction. We also talk about post-phenomenology, and the struggle of being a qualitative psychologist.

  • Young people, gender, sexuality  religion (Mary Lou Rasmussen)

    Young people, gender, sexuality & religion (Mary Lou Rasmussen)

    07/10/2019 Duração: 14min

    How do we approach research in a world of fluid categories? Mary Lou Rasmussen (Australian National University) talks about her work examining how young people become subjects within policy. We talk about reconciling tensions between feminist theory, sexuality studies and gender studies, as well as Mary Lou’s interest in queer studies and rethinking survey methodology in an age of fluid categories.

  • Young men, masculinity and class (Steve Roberts)

    Young men, masculinity and class (Steve Roberts)

    16/09/2019 Duração: 15min

    Steve Roberts (Monash University) talks about his work examining young men and transitions to adulthood. We talk about balancing generosity and critique, Pierre Bourdieu, the notion of ‘inclusive masculinity’, and the Australian reticence to talk about social class.

  • Public schools, private schools and the market (Emma Rowe)

    Public schools, private schools and the market (Emma Rowe)

    27/08/2019 Duração: 17min

    “This system of [school] competition drives us all into behaviour that is probably not that helpful for the broad majority” Dr. Emma Rowe (Deakin University) talks about her work examining how Australian public schools articulate with the market. We talk about school choice amongst middle class families, the importance of place and space in shaping distinction, and Emma’s emerging interest in innovation and school reform.

  • Doing critical education research (Steve Courtney)

    Doing critical education research (Steve Courtney)

    06/08/2019 Duração: 17min

    What does critical education research involve? Dr. Steve Courtney (University of Manchester) talks about how education researchers can usefully engage in critical work. We discuss the distinction between 'doing' (as opposed to 'being') critical, Hannah Arendt, and the role of scholarship in an era of Brexit, Trump and ScoMo.

  • Education policy and the power of numbers (Radhika Gorur)

    Education policy and the power of numbers (Radhika Gorur)

    15/07/2019 Duração: 15min

    “It is fascinating how much power numbers seem to have” Dr. Radhika Gorur (Deakin University) talks about her work examining numbers and the mobilisation of educational ideas. We talk about Australia’s role in establishing standardised testing as a global trend, Radhika’s use of STS theory to study education policy, and the realities of winning an early career ‘DECRA’ fellowship.

  • Mythbusters! Clearing up some educational myths  misunderstandings

    Mythbusters! Clearing up some educational myths & misunderstandings

    01/07/2019 Duração: 11min

    Listen to three Monash academics debunk some persistent misunderstandings in education ... Prof. Dragan Gasevic on why we shouldn’t be talking about ‘learning styles’ – but thinking about ‘metacognitive abilities’, ‘study tactics’ and ‘desirable difficulties’ Dr. Amanda Heffernan on why good school principals are not ‘born leaders’ but need to learn the art of leadership from others Dr. Carlo Perrotta on why young people are not ‘digital natives’

  • Issues of race and human rights in schools (Audrey Osler)

    Issues of race and human rights in schools (Audrey Osler)

    17/06/2019 Duração: 17min

    “Struggling against injustice is something that you have to persist with” In this interview, Prof. Audrey Osler (University College of Southeast Norway & University of Leeds) talks about her research career in the area of citizenship and human rights. We talk about her early experiences of racism in schools, and how this started her academic interest in human rights and education. We also talk about narrative methods, writing for an American audience and why teachers remain a beacon of hope in our currently difficult times.

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