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March 20, 2019  

“Once you get to real academic learning, the child discovery approach is just not going to work,” explains David C Geary, Curators' Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri, keeping alight the eternal flame of the debate about the best way to teach.

Geary’s statement is based on what is really his secondary research focus: much of his career has been spent looking at how we learn maths, but his surety on how best we should teach in general is based on his theory of primary and secondary knowledge.  

In this podcast, he explains the theory and what impact it should have on teaching. 

March 15, 2019  

Tes columnist Sarah Simons talks to Dudley College vice principal Diana Martin about the college's unique approach to GCSE resits. They also discuss the wider challenges around students resitting the qualification in an FE setting - and the measures Dudley College is taking to support them. 

March 15, 2019  

Join the Tes team as we discuss what the exams regulator Ofqual had to say about exam stress and iGCSEs this week.

We also consider what Philip Hammond's Spring Statement did - and did not - mean for schools, and get the lowdown on cortisol, dopamine, testosterone and oestrogen.

Tune in and enjoy!

March 13, 2019  

What do we know about the causes of eating disorders, and what teachers can do to spot the signs and intervene early? Helen Amass speaks to clinical psychologist Dr Tara Porter to find out. 

March 8, 2019  

Join the Tes team as we discuss claims that schools are to blame for the rise in knife crime.

We also ask whether Ofsted is sending mixed messages by rating a school "good" despite finding that it off-rolled pupils, and consider whether the baseline assessment of children starting primary school will work.

Tune in and enjoy.

March 6, 2019  

How much of a problem is diversity in children’s literature, and what can teachers do to make events such as World Book Day more inclusive? In this week’s episode of the Tes Podagogy podcast, Helen Amass talks to professor of English Karen Sands O’Connor to find out. 

February 28, 2019  

Join the Tes team as we discuss one of the world's most influential educational thinker's thoughts about how technology will change the role of teachers.

We also hear how the government's reforms of sex education will leave headteachers with some difficult decisions, and ask whether schools should teach pupils about gambling.

Tune in and enjoy.

February 27, 2019  

What is variation theory and how can teachers apply the research around it in their classrooms? In the latest episode of Tes' Mathematips podcast, Lucy Rycroft-Smith talks to Professor Anne Watson to answer these questions.

February 26, 2019  

In this episode of the Tes FE Podcast Nikki Lane, assistant principal at East Coast College joins Sarah Simons to discuss situations where students have moved sideways or stepped down a level in order to build a stronger foundation for progression. 

February 21, 2019  

Join the Tes team as we discuss a dramatic decline in the number of applications to become academy sponsors.

We also ask what the evidence does and does not tell us about knife crime, and wonder what this week's political shenanigans in Westminster could mean for education policy.

Tune in and enjoy!

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