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'Future proofing' students for the 21st century and how it can be done: Podcast

6/30/2020
Professor Sandra Milligan from the University of Melbourne and her fellow experts were inspired to write the report 'Future Proofing Students: What they need to know and how educators can assess and credential them' after noticing a disconnect between "what teachers want students to learn and how they are credentialed" or assessed. The authors of the report also found that employers often knew little of what a student could really do based on a report card. Students, too, often complained...

Duration:00:12:54

'An insidious choice': Professor Joy Damousi speaks about proposed changes to uni fees - Podcast

6/25/2020
Education minister Dan Tehan's recent announcement to change the course fee structure across Australian universities had been met with a range of views. Some believe it sets Australia up for the future, while others, including former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, called it "baffling", Other critics, too, have pointed to the irony of how important the coalition considered the soft skills of humanities to the future of jobs before making such a decision. One of the most vocal and cogent...

Duration:00:15:27

Torrens University registers huge interest in its short courses: Paul Brafield

6/18/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a quick rethink of how got get unemployed or underemployed workers back into jobs and retain their skills base. It has also necessitated that individuals consider retraining in new fields that they might not have considered in he past. To facilitate this, the government passed the Higher Education Relief Package, helping to create subsidised Undergraduate Certificates in a range of high-demand fields. Now, the government has gone one step further, creating...

Duration:00:10:27

What's wrong with the LANTITE? Dr Melissa Barnes

6/3/2020
Dr Melissa Barnes is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, working within the fields of teacher education, assessment, policy and TESOL. She is a critic of the controversial initial teacher education test, also known as the LANTITE. To begin with, Barnes highlighted the problem with attaching the word "quality" to the those who pass the LANTITE test or "quality" teachers in general. As she explains, quality is a diverse and difficult-to-explain phenomenon that varies...

Duration:00:12:37

It's time climate change was written on death certificates: Podcast

5/27/2020
According to ANU experts, deaths from climate change have been “substantially under reported” in Australia’s national health records, and it's high time it's listed as a reason for death on official documents. Indeed, the research contends that deaths attributed to environmental heath factors is at least 50 times more than what is officially published on death certificates. Recently published in The Lancet Planetary Health, figures show that, over the past 11 years, 340 deaths in Australia...

Duration:00:12:13

It's time climate change was written on death certificates - Dr Arnagretta Hunter

5/26/2020
According to ANU experts, deaths from climate change have been “substantially under reported” in Australia’s national health records, and it's high time it's listed as a reason for death on official documents. Indeed, the research contends that deaths attributed to environmental heath factors is at least 50 times more than what is officially published on death certificates. Recently published in The Lancet Planetary Health, figures show that, over the past 11 years, 340 deaths in Australia...

Duration:00:12:12

Considerations for online delivery | Petrea Redmond: Podcast

5/19/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic had witnessed a mass migration to online learning, with some Australian universities being more experienced at it than other, Campus Review spoke to Associate Professor Petrea Redmond of the University of Southern Queensland(USQ), and a member of the Australian Association of Research in Education. The expert in online learning said that, while “there has been much talking about technology... educators need to consider equally the teaching methods being deployed."...

Duration:00:08:38

Using storytelling to fight ageism

5/17/2020
Campus Review talk with Dr Donna Bossio form Swinburne University about the Opera Project. A collaboration between Eastern Community Legal Centre and Swinburne, the program has used extensive community consultation to explore how ageism plays out in the day-to-day experiences of older people and better understand its trajectory towards elder abuse

Duration:00:12:59

Dr Lukas Carey - Finding Hope behind bars

5/13/2020
Dr Lukas Carey, a long-time educator, trainer, coach and research academic at Edith Cowan University, recently published an article about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting incarnated learners, entitled ‘Education while imprisoned during the COVID-19 outbreak, the forgotten frontier’. While Carey did concede that not all educational facilities or programs at jails have their prisoners’ education disrupted, enough inmates are angry about it, saying it perpetuates the stereotype that...

Duration:00:16:22

How COVID-19 may have changed business models forever - Dr Sarah Bankins

5/5/2020
While some people may have been able to access Work from Home (WFH) policies in the past, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen anyone who can technically work from home do so. But how do people feel about this? And will WFH practices become the norm for many in the future. To discuss this topical issue, I interviewed Dr Sarah Bankins, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at Macquarie Business School. She wrote about this issue recently for the university’s The Lighthouse publication,...

Duration:00:10:32

Keeping our unis operating during the COVID-19 pandemic - Michael Sankey

3/19/2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic initially took off in China, grave fears were held for Australia's university sector. This was primarily due to Australia's reliance on Chinese students and the travel bans that are still in place. But now universities are facing another challenge. With the banning of large gatherings and recent social distancing protocols, on-campus students are now affected and a range of technologies are being relied upon like never before. But as Michael Sankey, Deputy Director...

Duration:00:09:15

Megafire series 2020 - Part 3 - Professor David Bowman - land management practices

3/8/2020
In part three of our podcast series on the megafires that brought destruction to Australia this summer, Campus Review spoke to a world-authority in land management practices - Professor David Bowman from the University of Tasmania. This episode focuses on the the challenges of reducing fire loads, the ability of megafires to overcome fire containment lines, and a question that is leading to intense debate in the field: Will more fire burning lead to more carbon emissions in the atmosphere...

Duration:00:26:51

A period of change, instability and disruption – Professor Zlatko Skbris – Podcast

3/2/2020
Professor Zlatko Skrbis is the chief principal investigator of ARC-funded social futures project entitled, My Lives. With the support of various experts and research assistants, the project aims to investigate the challenges and milestones of young Australians as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. Beginning in 2006 and inspired partly by the British documentary series 10 up, the longitudinal project tracks the shifting opinions of over 2000 Queenslanders on salient including job...

Duration:00:17:30

What Australia can learn from Finland's education system - Michael Lawrence

2/20/2020
When English and Music teacher Michael Lawrence visited Finnish schools in 2017, many teachers asked him why Australia used a test like NAPLAN to assess students, particularly young ones. That experience, plus the Finnish children's interest in learning, convinced Lawrence to write a book on the topic, entitled Testing 3, 2, 1: What Australia can learn from Finland's education system. It is supported by a bulk of personal observations and evidence, and is due for release in April.

Duration:00:16:02

Higher education's response to the megafires 2020 - Part 2 - Firefighting in a new age

2/19/2020
In part two of our series on Australia's megafires this summer, Campus Review talks to firefighter and PhD candidate at Edith Cowan University Greg Penney. With his unique mix of academia and hands-on knowledge, Penney explains how unprecedented the bushfire season has been so far and the types of technology Australia already has, and needs to develop, to combat such fires in the future. He also discusses his research project and warns that traditional models of volunteerism within the...

Duration:00:09:16

Higher education's response to Australia's megafires 2020 - firefighting in a new age

2/18/2020
In part two of our series on Australia's megafires this summer, Campus Review talks to firefighter and PhD candidate at Edith Cowan University Greg Kenney. With his unique mix of academia and hands-on knowledge, Kenney explains how unprecedented the bushfire season has been so far and the types of technology Australia already has and needs to develop to combat such fires in the future. He also discusses his research project and warns that traditional models of volunteerism within the...

Duration:00:09:15

Higher education's response to Australia's megafires 2020: Part 1 – Climate change

2/17/2020
Two of the most important points highlighted in Davis's interview was that the world is barrelling towards its limit of no more than a 2 degree Celsius temperature rise and drastic action will need to be undertaken to contain it. He also said the urban sprawl, seen in a large number of Australian cities, needs readdressing, as fuel loads around these areas tend to be abundant. He also said that when large fires join together, they produce there own - often deadly - weather systems.

Duration:00:12:48

Megafires 2020 - Part 1 - Climate change - Clem Davis

2/11/2020
Two of the most important points highlighted in Davis's interview was that the world is barrelling towards its limit of no more than a 2 degree Celsius temperature rise and drastic action will need to be undertaken to contain it. He also said the urban sprawl, seen in a large number of Australian cities, needs readdressing, as fuel loads around these areas tend to be abundant. He also said that when large fires join together, they produce there own - often deadly - weather systems.

Duration:00:14:42

International education sector's response to coronavirus | Phil Honeywood

2/2/2020
As concerns about the spread of coronavirus deepen in Australia, attention has turned to the effect it is having on Australia's billion-dollar education sector. As around 250,000 Chinese students bound for Australia wait for the travel bans to lift, universities are implementing a range of strategies to deal with the situation: tuition fee refunds, free deferrals of study, online study and adjustments to teaching calendars. However, for Chinese high school students, the situations is more...

Duration:00:08:17

Cyril Grueter | The kindness of strangers

1/23/2020
Last week Campus Review published an article based on the research of UWA's Dr Cyril Grueter and a team of Edith Cowan researchers. In contrast to what one might instinctively think, the study found that altruism - or kindness - does not apply to everyone and is more prevalent among high-SES individuals and suburbs. In this podcast Grueter talks about the "lost letter" technique used in the study, speculates about the reasons for the results and underscores the importance of education in...

Duration:00:09:59