In the episode, the tables are turned and Kate Barry, an English and French teacher from Ireland, interviews Greg Ashman about his new book, The Power of Explicit Teaching and Direct Instruction. Greg and Kate discuss Greg's route into teaching, the nature and value of education research, the meaning of the terms 'explicit teaching' and 'direct instruction', the different perspectives of academics and practising teachers, the need to look for disconfirming evidence, differentiated instruction and solution to avoiding progressivist/traditionalist pendulum swings. Thanks to Kate for asking the questions. You can read an excerpt from The Power of Explicit Teaching and Direct Instruction here.
Do schools need a transformation? | Pasi Sahlberg | Greg Ashman | Jordan Baker
Centre for Independent Studies
A discussion between leading experts on the future of Australian education. Pasi Sahlberg and Greg Ashman, two of Australia’s leading voices in education, to be moderated by respected journalist Jordan Baker, Education Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.In 2020 Covid-19 has rocked education systems in Australia and around the world. Rather than attend schools in-person, many students were learning from home — placing new pressures on teachers and schools. Along with these new challenges are competing visions about priorities and practices of schooling in a rapidly changing world.Does a business-as-usual approach risk fail to learn from the experience? What’s important in schooling for the future? Do we have to rethink teaching, curriculum, and assessment for the 21st century?
Following his game-changing appearance on the podcast in early 2017, Greg Ashman returns to talk about his wonderful book, The Truth about Teaching. And this is one sequel that does not disappoint. We cover everything from effect sizes to growth mindset, calling in at game-based learning, slow-motion problem solving and whole class feedback along the way. This is definitely one to share with your non-maths teaching colleagues. For more information about today’s guest, plus links to the websites, resources and ideas they mention, please visit the show notes page: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/greg-ashman-the-truth-about-teaching/
Greg Ashman – Cognitive Load Theory and Direct Instruction vs Inquiry Based Learning
Mr Barton Maths Podcast
Greg is a head of maths in Australia and a prolific and influential blogger at Filling the Pail. We spoke about the implications of Cognitive Load Theory for planning and teaching mathematics (although the lessons are applicable to all subjects), and why Greg prefers direct instruction as opposed to inquiry based approaches to learning. For more information about today’s guest, plus links to the websites, resources and ideas they mention, please visit the show notes page: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/greg-ashman-cognitive-load-theory-and-direct-instruction-vs-inquiry-based-learning/
The Televerse #128- The Golden Girls with Greg Ashman
The Televerse (mp3)
With the Olympics in full gear, it’s another light batch of television this week on the podcast. First we take a look at the newly released batch of pilots from Amazon, then we talk over the week’s comedies, and we round up our discussion with the Top Chef New Orleans finale and the dramas, Justified ...The post The Televerse #128- The Golden Girls with Greg Ashman appeared first on PopOptiq.