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Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and the woman behind Growth Mindset theory, explains how her theory has been misinterpreted, what she has to say to her critics and her efforts to create a growth mindset pedagogy

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October 17, 2017  

This week, Sarah Simons talks to Tony Payne, head of student experience at Canterbury College (soon to be part of the East Kent College Group), about the NEU superunion's focus on FE, and whether a ‘one union’ approach is in the best interests of the sector. They also discuss the ongoing WorldSkills 2017 competition in Abu Dhabi – and the "massive sacrifice" Team UK competitors must make in order to hone their craft to a world standard – as well as how disruptive romantic relationships between students can be to the learning process.

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October 13, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about the landmark judgement from the Court of Appeal which ruled in favour of Ofsted following a long-running court battle with an Islamic school over the separation of girls and boys. We discuss what the provisional Progress 8 scores mean for schools and we also talk about our new analysis which shows that money will be diverted towards schools with the least deprived children - such as grammar schools.

 

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Professors Robert and Elizabeth Bjork are among the world's leading researchers into memory and learning. For this podcast, they discuss what teachers need to know about memory and explain how group work, tailoring content to student interests and testing are key to helping students retain knowledge. 

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October 6, 2017  
Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about how figures obtained by Tes show that none of the schools branded "coasting" by the government have been turned into an academy as a result, and we discuss how more than a quarter of schools 'ordered' to become academies are yet to convert. We also talk about one teacher's harrowing story about working in a school in special measures. And we discuss this week's Tory conference and what could be on the political agenda. 
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October 4, 2017  

Dr Sara Baker of the Cambridge Unviversity PEDAL centre explains why we may have got play wrong in education - she asks whether we should be more playful as chidlren progress through school, rather than less? She also talks EYFS, YR to Y1 transition, why secondary teachers are more playful than they think they are and the importance of matching teaching to cognitive development. 

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September 29, 2017  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the week’s biggest talking points in the world of education. We talk about this week's Labour conference and the party's vision for education. We also discuss the appointment of Theodore Agnew as a minister in the Department for Education.Our feature on "fixer heads" - headteachers who turn failing schools around - and our new book on grammar are also on the agenda. 

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September 29, 2017  

In this week’s podcast, FE editor Stephen Exley and Tes columnist Sarah Simons talk about how general FE colleges are "owed millions" in funding for high-needs students following changes to legislation. They also look at the reaction from across the FE sector to the content of the reformed functional skills in English and maths; discuss the importance of investing in staff digital literacy and warn of the perils of sending emails to unfamiliar recipients…

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September 26, 2017  

The renowned reading expert, professor of psychology at the Unviersity of Virginia, and author of numerous education books including Why Don't Students Like School?  talks to the Tes Podagogy podcast about the three processes children need to get right to become successful readers and why teachers need to overcome the fact that phonics resources tend to be 'boring'.  

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September 20, 2017  

This week, hosts Sarah Simons and West Suffolk College's Lindsey Johnson talk about the difficulties training providers face to ensure that their apprentices are not being used as cheap labour by employers. They also welcome the launch of this year’s Tes FE Awards – which includes two new categories – and consider the challenges of recruiting STEM staff in colleges.

 

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