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Education in focus: South Asia

English, Education, 1 seasons, 6 episodes, 2 hours 46 minutes
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Episode 9: Teacher Networks

We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: https://bit.ly/2UxmuvV ‘Networks help teachers make sense of what they get trained on and what they are exposed to in developmental programmes.’ Professor Amol Padwad, Ambedkar University, Delhi. Three guests from Sri Lanka, India and the UK share their own experiences of teacher networks in South Asia, talking about how networks can consolidate and localise in-service teacher development, what helps to make them successful and some pitfalls to avoid. This is followed by a longer interview in which Professor Simon Borg explores the theme in more detail with Professor Amol Padwad, Ambedkar University, Delhi. The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives: Stir Education http://bit.ly/35s8HZx The Tejas project (British Council -Government of Maharashtra – Tata Trusts) https://www.britishcouncil.in/sites/default/files/tejas_stories_of_cha
30/03/202028 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 8: In-Service Teacher Development

We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: bit.ly/2UxmuvV In this episode, Rahat Rizwan, Director Programmes-Education, CARE International, Pakistan discussed typical in-service teacher development models in Pakistan, and then Rob Lewis interviews Professor Simon Borg to find out more about approaches that work in teacher professional development. The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives: ‘Tanggap, tiklop, tago’ (receive, fold, keep): Perceptions of best practice in ELT INSET. (British Council, 2012): http://bit.ly/2ZXI6m1 Zepeda, S. J. (2019). Professional development: What works (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge. http://bit.ly/2QxvyyW Walter, C. and Briggs J.G. What professional development makes the most difference to teachers? (OUP, 2012): http://bit.ly/2SYHBqs Borg, S. Teacher evaluation: Global perspectives and their implications for English language teaching: A litera
18/03/202027 minutes 50 seconds
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Episode 7: Use Of Technology In Education

We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: bit.ly/2UxmuvV ‘It’s not about technology. It’s about what technology enables you to do.’ Dr Gary Motteram, University of Manchester This episode examines the increasingly prominent role of digital technology in education in South Asia. After hearing from Ayesha Kabeer of DevTrio Consultants, Pakistan, Professor Simon Borg interviews Dr Gary Motteram, considering how to manage obstacles which new technology might bring, and make the most of the opportunities it undoubtedly offers.  The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives: Ertmer, P. Addressing first- and second-order barriers to change: Strategies for technology integration. Educational Technology Research and Development. Volume 4, No. 4 (1999), pp47-61: http://bit.ly/2ZWKQQE Students, computers and learning (OECD, 2015): http://bit.ly/2FDkzOd Ilm on wheels (Center for Educatio
04/03/202028 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 6: Educational Planning

We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: bit.ly/2UxmuvV ‘Effective educational planning means that time, money and energy are used productively to genuinely improve the outcomes of education for individuals … and for the nation.’ Dr Martin Wedell, University of Leeds Planning underpins any educational system, and our guests in this episode, Dr Rukmini Banerjee, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation, and Dr Martin Wedell, University of Leeds, draw on their extensive experience and talk about planning cycles, frameworks and lessons that can be learnt from research in the area. The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives: The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (United Nations, 2015) http://bit.ly/2LfFiuD Education policy planning process and applied framework (UNESCO, 1995): http://bit.ly/2SWc8oV Pasi Sahlberg, P. (2014). Finnish Lessons Mark 2: What Can the World Learn from Edu
19/02/202025 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 5: English Medium Instruction (EMI)

We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: bit.ly/2UxmuvV ‘Students need a minimum of six years of mother tongue education before this can be replaced by an international language such as English.’ Associate Professor Kathleen Heugh, University of South Australia This episode explores the factors behind the push for EMI in South Asia and worldwide, whether it is beneficial for children’s education and when and how to introduce English as a second language. Join Rob Lewis and Professor Simon Borg as they speak to Jeanine Treffers-Daller, Professor of Multilingualism, University of Reading, Ernesto Macaro, Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Oxford and Kathleen Heugh, Associate Professor at the University of South Australia. The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives: The research project Multilingualism and Multiliteracy: Raising learning outcomes in challenging
05/02/202025 minutes 29 seconds
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Episode 4: 21st Century Skills

We hope you've been enjoying this series. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please take this short survey: bit.ly/2UxmuvV Preparing young people for the workplace they will find when finishing their education has, for some time now, cast a spotlight on what are often called ‘21st century skills’. Interviewees this episode explore why these skills are so important to the region, as well as some essential considerations when aiming to incorporate them into curricula. Join Rob Lewis and Professor Simon Borg as they interview Dr Tara Béteille, Senior Economist at the World Bank, Shankar Adhikari, Curriculum Officer, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Government of Nepal, and Dr Akanksha Bapna, Founder and CEO, Evaldesign. The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives: Ready to Learn. Ready to Thrive. Before School, In School and Beyond School in South Asia. (World Bank, 2019) http://bit.ly/R2LR2TiSaBS Enhancing youth employability: What? Why?
22/01/202030 minutes 23 seconds